Tropic Air forced to rationalize some airfares to cope with increased world oil prices
Monday, February 21, 2011- Responding to some of the highest fuel costs in the last 10 years, the nation’s largest carrier, Tropic Air (like airlines everywhere) has been forced to adjust some domestic fares in order to keep up with the cost of providing safe, reliable and efficient air transportation to the people and businesses of Belize.
The new fares (adjusted by no more than BZ$5 on any segment) are effective April 1, 2011, and are a direct response to the volatility in the international prices of fuel which have risen 50% over the past year.
“As an airline dedicated to doing our part to growing and building Belize, and to providing a stable place of employment for over 250 Belizeans, we have absorbed many of the recent price spikes without passing those costs onto our valued partners” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “Unfortunately, at some point though, if we are to continue to grow, expand, and improve our network, we have to pass along the very real cost of doing business to our customers”
Tropic Air operates a fleet of 11 aircraft (including the latest generation, “glass cockpit”, air conditioned Cessna Caravans) to 11 destinations in Belize and Guatemala. With over 250 employees, Tropic Air carried 200,000 passengers in 2010, and intends to launch yet another new destination in Belize and one or more abroad later this year.
Tropic Air thanks each and every one of its over 3 million customers during the last 30 years for their support, and pledges to continue to serve them the very best that they can well into the future.
A copy of the new fare schedule is available via e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 226-2012 or by contacting any of our stations.