- Press Release, Tropic Air, Monday, November 14, 2011 - Tropic Air announced today that it will be inaugurating twice daily non-stop service between San Pedro and the Orange Walk Town’s Tower Hill Airstrip, on December 15th, 2011. With the launching of this service and the opening of its new station there, Tropic Air will now be the only airline in Belize to operate scheduled flight to ALL six districts.
The new service is a direct response to requests from its valued customers, and carries through on the airline’s stated commitment to the people of Belize. It will not only serve to make travel between San Pedro and Orange Walk easier, but will allow for the expansion of tourism into the Orange Walk District.
“When we expanded Belmopan and launched Guatemala City this year, we also promised that we would keep growing. This fulfills that promise, and now we promise that there is even more to come. Orange Walk (Tower Hill) is an integral part of the growth strategy for Tropic Air and as such we feel it important that we link the expanding areas of the sugar belt with our home in San Pedro” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “We are continuously seeking new and innovative routes that promote tourism, business, domestic travel and cargo within Belize. Orange Walk is just such a destination for the Airline of Belize”
The flight schedule for the new route is as follows
DEPARTS TIME ARRIVES TIME
San Pedro (SPR) 08:00AM Orange Walk (TWH) 08:20AM
Orange Walk (TWH) 08:30AM San Pedro (SPR) 08:50AM
San Pedro (SPR) 1:30PM Orange Walk (TWH) 1:50PM
Orange Walk (TWH) 2:00PM San Pedro (SPR) 2:20PM
The new service is bookable via the web at www.tropicair.com, via e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 226-2012, by contacting any of our stations, or by contacting our authorized sales office in Orange Walk Town.
Tropic Air operates a fleet of 11 aircraft (including the latest generation, G1000 “glass cockpit”, air conditioned Cessna Caravans) to 13 destinations in Belize and Guatemala. This Wednesday, November 15th, Tropic will take delivery of two new Caravans from Cessna Aircraft. With over 250 employees, Tropic Air will carry over 220,000 passengers in 2011.