Getting to Belize – Flights & More

by Carolee Chanona
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With daily flights arriving from major hubs across North America, getting to Belize was easier than ever pre-pandemic. While 12 airline carriers serve Belize via the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE), Belize’s return to air travel on October 1 will be gradual. Additionally, the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) is the only international airport in Belize, located in Ladyville just 15 minutes outside of Belize City. 

International Flights to Belize (BZE)

The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport hosts direct flights from 19 cities in North America and Central America via nine (9) international carriers. With travel slowly and cautiously reopening in the wake of COVID-19, flying to Belize is a developing situation during the 3rd Phase of its Travel Reopening Plan.

Find an updated flight schedule of major airlines with service to Belize once Belize reopens on October 1, 2020:

Due to COVID-19, Belize’s International Airport is closed for commercial flights until October 1. Visit HERE for the latest travel advisory.

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Quick Facts - Belize's International airport

The Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA) is Belize’s only international airport, with a total of 7 departure gates with international and domestic terminals. The PGIA is roughly the size of a regional airport in the U.S.A. 

On arrival, travelers deplane via stairway directly onto the tarmac before being guided into the PGIA. Inside, travelers move quickly into immigration and customs before awaiting luggage at only two baggage carousels.

Note that you are NOT landing in Belize City, which means you will need ground transportation to enter Belize City. Domestic flights are also are available at the Belize International Airport for transfers to major tourism destinations. Domestic flights are also available at the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport (TZA) in Belize City. 

Terminal 1

  • Avianca Airlines
  • AeroMexico
  • Sun Country
  • Maya Island Air
  • Tropic Air

Terminal 2

  • Westjet Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • COPA Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Air Canada Airlines
  • American Airlines

Domestic Airports & Airfields in Belize

Once in Belize, there are numerous daily flights operated by the country’s two airlines, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. Domestic airports and airfields in Belize include:

  • Sir Barry Bowen (also called the Belize City Municipal Airport) – Belize City – (TZA)
  • Belmopan – (BCV)
  • Caye Caulker – (CUK)
  • Caye Chapel – (CYC)
  • Corozal Town – (CZH)
  • Dangriga – (DGA)
  • Maya Flats – serving San Ignacio and Benque Viejo – (MYF)
  • Orange Walk – (ORZ)
  • Placencia – (PLJ)
  • Punta Gorda – (PND)
  • San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) – (SPR)

other ports of entry to belize

Due to COVID-19, Belize’s Land and Maritime Borders remains closed until further notice under Belize’s Travel Reopening Plan. Visit HERE for the latest travel advisory.

Read more on Belize's Travel Reopening:

Feature photo by Duarte Dellarole.

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