Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014. 12:09 pm CST.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The San Pedro-based local airline Tropic Air, today announced that it has started to offer night flights into Belize from Cancun, Mexico.
According to a press release from Tropic Air, the first flight – Flight 6621 – arrived at the Phillip Goldson International Airport from Cancun, Mexico at 8:15 pm on Saturday, November 1.
The Tropic Air statement said that the maiden night-time flight, with Belizean pilots, Captain Alberto Ancona and co-Captain Wally Nuñez in control, “marked the launch of an entirely new venture into scheduled night time operations to and from our country.”
The twice daily night flights on Tuesdays and Saturday are in addition to Tropic Air’s daily flights from Cancun to Belize.
This new night-time service, according to Tropic Air “will, for the first time, allow same day connections from Europe to Belize via Cancun.”
It is a service that the airline says had been long sought after by the tourism industry and the venture “is being marketed in conjunction with Germany’s Condor Airlines, a Thomas Cook affiliate.”
Once landed at the PGIA, passengers utilizing the new night-time flight will be able to reach their destination in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye on the same service days, instead of having to overnight in Belize City.
The flight schedule, departing Cancun, Mexico to Belize will make it easy for connections with flights from Europe, including Frankfurt, Munich, London and Manchester.
“In addition to Condor and Thomas Cook, it is now possible to connect from other airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Iberia, Air France, Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN, Aeromexico, Air Canada and Westjet,” says the Tropic Air press release.
The local airline credits the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Immigration and Customs, the Belize Tourism Board and the Belize Airport Concession Company for helping to make the new night-time flights possible.
The company press release end by saying that “Tropic Air currently operates a fleet of 15 aircraft to 16 destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. With over 290 employees, Tropic Air will carry over 300,000 passengers in 2014.”
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