Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019. 10:11 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Tropic Air announced today that construction has commenced for its new Caye Caulker terminal.
To be built over ten months and at a cost of BZ$1 Million, the new 1,600 square foot air-conditioned terminal will feature state of the art amenities for passengers and cargo.
“Caye Caulker is one of the pillars of tourism in Belize and a key driver of economic growth. We see enormous growth in tourism to the island, and this new terminal represents a step forward, and a big investment, in the level of comfort for our passengers and visitors to La Isla Cariñosa,” President John Greif III stated.
“This investment underscores our commitment to Caye Caulker, to Belize, and to providing our customers and employees with a world-class experience at one of our most important destinations. We appreciate the Government’s support, the support of the Town Council, and the Belize Airports Authority for their continued partnership in transforming the Caye Caulker Airstrip into an airport that islanders can be proud to call their own,” said Steve Schulte, CEO.
The new terminal was designed by Javier Alamilla of Nude Architecture, and will be built by Medina’s Construction.
With nearly 40 years of service, Tropic Air currently flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 20 aircrafts to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.
Tropic Air now employs over 360 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year. It has two additional aircrafts on order.
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