At a meeting of the Belize Hotel Association yesterday, Chairman of the Aviation Development Committee Anthony Hunt, alongside Belize Tourism Board Director Karen Bevans, announced that Southwest Airlines will begin flights to Belize City in October 2015.
“Service to Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City, Belize, adds a second destination in Central America, a seventh country, and the 96th city on the Southwest route map.”
Southwest Airlines Chairman President Gary Kelly says, “We’re building our first-ever international terminal project to give Houstonians, visitors to Houston, and our connecting Customers exceptional value and legendary Customer Service in international markets for which there is great demand.”
He then goes on to say, “Service to Mexico will be the cornerstone of our international operation at Hobby and the four cities we are announcing today provide exciting travel and business options for consumers. Adding Belize to the Southwest network and growing our Costa Rica service continues our expansion to international destinations where our People and consumer-friendly policies can deliver as no other airline can.”
This comes as great news for Belize, given Southwestern Airlines’ reputable name and service for over the past 2 decades.