The Prime Minister of Belize confirmed, via press conference, that American Airlines relaunches service to Belize on August 18. As more destinations reopen their borders in the Caribbean region, American Airlines is scheduled to resume service to Belize August 18. Belize’s international airport is slated to reopen on August 15.
Travel to Belize includes stringent rules of engagement visitors must comply in order to stunt the re-emergence of COVID-19 virus; Belize was forced to close it’s borders three months ago in March. Reassured by the Prime Minister of Belize Hon. Dean Barrow, airlines are “ready to resume service once we [Belize] are”.
Editor’s Note: Announced August 5, Belize has postponed its the reopening date of its international airport due to a rise in local COVID-19 cases. Read more on Belize postponing its tourism reopening here. (Edited 6/08/2020)
American Airlines will likely be relaunching service as more destinations reopen their borders in the Caribbean region.
“American’s top priority continues to be the safety and well-being of our customers and team members. We are focused on following the latest guidance from health experts and government authorities.”
– A representative from American Airlines
American Airlines returns to the Caribbean
American Airlines has kicked off its relaunch in the Caribbean, with the return of service to Antigua. The airline’s first international Caribbean flight touched down last week at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport. Importantly, it marked what the carrier called a “significant milestone,” since it resumed operations to the Caribbean since COVID-19 travel restrictions began being lifted.
“As the premier carrier in the Caribbean we are thrilled to resume our service to Antigua,” said Alfredo Gonzalez, AA’s managing director of operations for the Caribbean.