The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) announced today, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, that WestJet is set to resume flights from Toronto and Calgary, Canada later this year. WestJet will offer non-stop seasonal flights to Belize from Toronto and Calgary during Belize’s tourism industry’s high season in November and December. Tickets are already on sale on the airline’s website.
WestJet operates from its main hubs namely Calgary, Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver. The airline began operations in 1996 as a low-cost alternative to the country's competing major airlines. WestJet provides scheduled and charter air service to more than 100 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Today, WestJet operates a variety of jet and turboprop aircraft to support our expanded roster of destinations.
In 25 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 percent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic. WestJet’s return to Belize will allow Canadians to enjoy Belize’s tropical weather, the warm hospitality of Belizeans, the myriad attractions, culture and cuisine that Belize offers as a premiere destination in Central America.
Canada continues to maintain its status as the third largest tourism source market to Belize after the United States and Europe. Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline’s Safety Above All Hygiene Program.