The Belize Tourism Board announced today, December 11, 2014, on a press release that they are excited to report on the new Southwest Airlines international flights to/from Belize. “As the tourism numbers continue to grow, international airlines have recognized the demand for increased airlifts to Belize,” stated the release.
Southwest Airlines announced that they have filed applications to begin service to six new destinations, including Belize. This will provide Belize with nonstop service from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas commencing October 2015. This service to Belize’s Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport adds a second destination in Central America, a seventh country, and the 96th city in the Southwest route map.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) stated that, in conjunction with the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation, the Hon Manuel Heredia Jr, is pleased at the announcement by Southwest Airlines of its intention to commence service to six destinations, in 3 countries including Belize.
“The entry of Southwest Airlines promises to be a game changer for the tourism sector of Belize,” stated the BTB. “The BTB looks forward to welcoming Southwest Airlines as our newest industry partner in Belize and will continue to update all stakeholders on the progress of this exciting new development.”
The other five destinations added to their map are four locations in Mexico - Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Villarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos – and to San Jose, Costa Rica.