With much fanfare Delta and Belize held the celebratory inauguration of Delta’s direct flight from Los Angeles to Belize this past Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Belize’s Phillip Goldson International Airport.
There was much to celebrate as the direct flight is being hailed by Belizean resort owners as a great boon for the local tourism industry. This new services opens a new market of travelers to consider Belize as a viable vacation. Los Angeles also has one of the largest Belizean American populations in the United States of America and this new flight will make it easier for them to visit family, friends and spend holidays in their country of origin. Before this new direct flight to Los Angeles, travelers had to take a connecting flight to either Miami, Houston, Dallas, or Charlotte, and then fly from those cities to Belize.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., and Delta officials at ribbon cutting ceremony
“We are celebrating 15 years of Delta´s service in Central America, connecting local travelers with a growing number of places in the United States and other international destinations”, said Maria Fernanda Price, Regional Manager for Delta in Central America and the Caribbean. “Our new non-stop flight between Los Angeles and Belize City allows Belize’s travelers access to Delta’s global network, an enhanced travel experience, and demonstrates our commitment with Central America region”.
Customers will enjoy the benefits of the $229 million expansion and enhancement of Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport, the construction project has already begun and is scheduled to take place in several phases with full completion in 2015.
The new flight schedule is as follows:
Los Angeles (LAX) at 12:20 a.m. Belize (BZE) at 07:00 a.m. Saturday
Belize (BZE) at 10:30 a.m. Los Angeles (LAX) at 1:50 p.m. Saturday
Delta is the only airline offering the convenience of non-stop service between Los Angeles and Belize City. The new route will complement Delta’s existing services between Belize City and Atlanta.