Air Canada made its inaugural flight to Belize on Friday, December 15, 2017, just in time for the Holidays. Visitors can now enjoy another direct flight from Pearson International Airport Toronto, Canada directly to the Jewel twice a week.
Canada is the second largest consumer of Belize’s tourism product, representing seven percent of all visitors; however, tourism stakeholders in both countries have been aiming increase that figure. The new flights to Belize, form a part of an increasing push of both countries to connect with each other.
To mark the occasion, an official inaugural ceremony was held at the Departure Lounge of the Philip Goldson International Airport. Speakers included Minister of Tourism, Hon. Mnauel Heredia Jr., Mr. Jorge Espat, C.E.O. of the Belize Airport Concession Company (BACC), Mr. Lynn Young, Honorary Consul of Canada to Belize and Ms. Reina Nieto, Air Canada’s Regional Manager. The ceremony also included a cutting of the symbolic ribbon, a water canon salute upon the aircraft’s arrival and give-aways to arriving passengers, courtesy of BTB.
The new Air Canada flight is a resounding reassertion that Belize continues to be a growing and attractive destination in Central America and the Caribbean. Likewise, it emphasizes the effective and extremely successful efforts of the Belize Tourism Board to market Belize as a must-visit tourism destination. It is expected that this new flight from Toronto will inject a new energy in BTB’s efforts to increase Belize’s presence in Canada. Likewise, it will make it easier for travelers to enjoy the beauty, the myriad attractions and warm hospitality of Belize at a time when the tourism industry is poised for further growth.
These flights are seasonal and will run from December 15, 2017 through April 13, 2018. Air Canada joins the already established WestJet flight from the western Canadian city of Calgary. This new route provides new options for both leisure and business opportunities for Canadian travelers. Tickets are available for purchase through travel agents or via the company’s website: Aircanada.com