Tropic Air, BelizeÂs major airline, has announced that it is to offer a new route to Mexico this year. Â Scheduled to start in March, the non-stop flights will travel between Belize City and Merida, thereby offering travelers a convenient route to Mexico. Â Not only does this addition to Tropic AirÂs schedule help to strengthen the ties between the two countries, but also it will allow increasing amounts of tourists to enjoy Belize.
On March 3rd, 2014, the first flight to Merida will set off from Belize City. Â It means that those living in Belize will easily be able to take a trip to Mexico, whether traveling for business or leisure. Tropic Air will be the only airline to offer non-stop flights between these two destinations.Â As part of its schedule, the airline will provide three weekly flights between Merida (MMMD) and Belize City (BZE). Â Tickets are already available for purchase, and savings can be made on those flights purchased during February to get the route off to a good start.
The new connection is being hailed as a groundbreaking achievement, with officials saying that it will help strengthen the historical ties between the nations. Â In addition, it will provide a great way for the tourism and trade of both countries to thrive. Â Travelers from Merida will also be able to access a host of connections in Belize, with destinations such as Flores and Roatan on offer.
Tropic AirÂs president, John Grief III, said: ÂWe have been working closely with our partners in the Yucatan on this service, and we are excited to be flying there! Â We expect the market for this service to grow and we plan to add additional service as that happens. Â Not only will Belizeans finally be able to fly directly to Merida, but this opens up many new opportunities for the archaeological and eco-tourism markets.Â
This announcement by Tropic Air means that the airline will now fly to two destinations within Mexico, with Merida joining a schedule that also includes Cancun. Â The airline also serves other international routes, such as Flores, San Pedro Sula and Guatemala. Â The expanding service means that residents and businesses of Belize can utilize the flights for their own use, and can expect an influx of visitors to boost tourism and trade.