More than 13,000 passengers traveled between Denver and Belize City in the last year, and the market for travel between the Mile High City and Belize’s largest city has grown an estimated 50% since 2013.With this, on August 4, 2016, Southwest Airlines and Denver International Airport (DEN) announced that the airline will begin offering seasonal nonstop service on Saturdays from Denver to Belize City, Belize beginning March 11.
The new service will operate once per week, on Saturdays, during the peak season for travel to Belize from March 11, 2017 through April 22, 2017. The flight is scheduled to depart DEN at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Belize City at 2:50 p.m. (local times). It will operate using a 737-700 with 143 seats.
Director of Tourism, Karen Be vans commented “This is excellent news for Belize. This seasonal flight will result in seven (7) additional flight arrivals into Belize, directly at the height of our peak season for tourism. A large amount of visitors to Belize are already from the US State of Colorado, and with the addition of this new direct flight, we certainly expect to see these numbers growing significantly.”
“Denver continues to grow our presence on the global stage, and we congratulate and thank our partners at Southwest Airlines for adding another country to our expanding nonstop network,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. (Source: Denver International Airport Aug 4, 2016)