Flying To Belize Has Never Been Easier with New Non-Stop Routes

by Carolee Chanona

Since the travel boom started over the summer, Belize has been rapidly expanding partnerships for increased flight service out of cities like Los Angeles and Seattle, even welcoming inaugural carriers to the country in 2021.  In November, Alaska Airlines began its inaugural service to Belize, while Frontier Airlines launched two non-stop new routes this month. In total, the new routes (along with existing ones) will increase Belize’s network to 16 international destinations out of the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE), marking a steady growth since its reopening in October 2020.

Maximize your vacation time with any of these non-stop routes to Belize: each U.S. hub is listed in alphabetical order, so find your origin city and match it with your carrier of choice. After, all that’s left is to pack your carry-on with the Caribbean essentials and go.

Here’s a closer look at all the non-stop routes to Belize (BZE).

Atlanta (ATL)

At 3 hours flight time, non-stop daily flights from Atlanta to Belize are offered by Delta Air Lines. Delta has nine hubs, with Atlanta being its largest in terms of total passengers and number of departures.

Charlotte (CLT)

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Photo by Wes Smith on Unsplash

American Airlines is the only carrier currently servicing Chicago, with a flight time of 3 and a half hours, with non-stop Saturday service.

Chicago (ORD)

Chicago airport. Image by Karsten Winegeart/Unsplash

In just over four hours you can get from this Midwestern hub to the perfect jumping-off point to explore Belize’s beaches and jungles. Thanks to United, Chicago-based travelers can enjoy weekly ORD flights seasonally.

Dallas (DFW)

Clocking in at just under 3 hours, American Airlines offers daily non-stop flights from Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW).

Denver (DEN)

With connectivity from Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines, you can head from Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to the Maya Mountains of Belize with approximately 5 hours in flight time.

Houston (HOU) & (IAH)

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The George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Photo by The Jakarta Post

United Airlines arrives from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), while Southwest Airlines arrives from William P. Hobby Airport. Flight time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Los Angeles (LAX)

Alaska Airlines lands their two inaugural flights to Belize on November 19, 2021. Image via Alaska Airlines

Airlines like United, American, and more recently, Alaska, all service Los Angeles (LAX) as a non-stop route to Belize, with a 5-hour flight time. While United and American offer seasonal LAX-BZE service, Alaska Airlines hosts a year-round schedule at four-times weekly.

Miami (MIA)

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An American Airlines flight on arrival to the PGIA. Photo courtesy Belize Tourism Board

American Airlines, the biggest carrier at Miami International Airport, faces no competition with its non-stop flight Belize-Miami service. AA is now flying nearly 380 flights daily from Miami to 140 destinations, a 19% increase in seat availability compared to the pre-pandemic winter season of 2019-2020. Flight time from Miami to Belize is approximately 2 hours.

Minnesota (MSP)

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Photo via Ethan McArthur

Both Delta and Sun Country Airlines offer seasonal non-stop Saturday service to Belize, originating from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). This winter, Minnesotans can escape harsh winter weather with the return service of Sun Country’s Minneapolis-Belize 4-hour, 20-minute route from December through April, and Delta’s 4-hour, 45-minute route which starts December 18, 2021.

Newark (EWR)

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Photo by the Belize Tourism Board

At 6 hours and a half, arrive in Belize from Newark (EWR) on United Airlines with its three weekly flights on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday,

Orlando (MCO)

Image courtesy The Belize Tourism Board

As Belize’s newest service, Frontier Airlines launches Saturday service to Belize as a low-cost option, with 2 hours and 30 minutes of flight time. Frontier’s Orlando F955 flight arrives at 2:50 p.m. and leaves at 4:29 p.m. local Belize time.

Seattle (SEA)

At 6 hours long, Alaska Air offers vital connectivity to Belize from the West Coast. , Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the only access point.

Entry Requirements to Belize

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Graphic via Belize Tourism Board

All travelers must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test performed within 96 hours of travel or a negative result from an approved Antigen Test taken within 48 hours of travel. However, if no test is presented, a COVID-19 test will be administered at the airport for a fee of USD $50 per passenger. Children under 5 years of age will not be required to present a negative test.

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