Southwest Airline’s Denver-Belize Service Resumes Today

by Carolee Chanona

Saturday, November 20 officially marks the start of non-stop service from Denver (DEN) to Belize (BZE) by Southwest Airlines! Operating once weekly on Saturdays only, the flight departs at 10:50 am for a 3:50 pm arrival in Belize and returns in Denver at 5:40 pm. Southwest’s seasonal winter service to Belize is slated to continue through April 2022. Southwest first began flight service in early 2017 with its inaugural flight service from Denver, Colorado. The airline then offered a non-stop service from Hobby International Airport in Houston (HOU) and later, added a non-stop service from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL).

Southwest’s Flight Service to Belize

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The Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) pre-covid.

At the onset of the widening COVID-19 crisis, Southwest Airlines first ceased all international flights on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 as the carrier slashed a quarter of its schedule. In November 2021, Southwest Returns its seasonal schedule of Houston (HOU) and Denver (DEN). At the time of writing, Southwest Airlines has not made any indication of when—or if—direct flight service to Belize from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) returns.

In addition to the above-mentioned flights, Belize will be welcoming a new airlift with additional routes from the US with Alaska Airlines and Frontier Airlines in November and December respectively. Sun Country will resume its Saturday flights to Belize in December as well. Belize is also serviced by American Airlines, United Airlines from main hubs in the United States, COPA Airlines from Panama, TAG Airlines from Guatemala City, and Tropic Air, which provides offers direct flights to and from Cancun, Mexico.

Header image: File, Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight arrival to Belize in 2017.

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