Tropic Air awards $13,000 in educational grants

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Posted: Monday, July 3, 2017. 2:21 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Tropic Air, as part of its continued support for education in the country, awarded $13,000 in educational grants to children and relatives of 21 Tropic Air staff members today.The grants were selected based on academic ability and merit from a  large field of applicants representing all 11 destinations served in Belize.

“Tropic has a commitment to education, through its support of the nation’s schools,  sports, drug prevention programs, and internships for those interested in the airline  industry”, Tropic Air president John Greif III said. “Similarly, these grants are an  investment in a better and more prosperous future not just for the recipients but for our  nation, because Belize will benefit for decades to come from the career achievements of  these individuals. We congratulate them all”.

Since starting this program over three years ago, Tropic Air has awarded over $50,000  in educational grants to the dependents of its team members.

Tropic Air was founded in 1979, by John Greif III, with just a single airplane and two employees. Tropic  has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize. It now  employs over 350 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 16 aircrafts to 19  destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Chetumal, Mexico became  destination number 19 on January 16th.


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