Belize City, Belize, Tuesday, July 27th, 2021: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) welcomes the announcement by Frontier Airlines on the start of a non-stop service to Belize from Denver, Colorado and Orlando, Florida beginning on December 11, 2021. The service, which will be offered initially only on Saturdays, will be year-round with the potential for additional growth in the future.
The first flight will depart Denver at 8:36 am and arrive in Belize at 1:44 pm. That flight will depart Belize to Orlando at 2:49 pm and arrive at 6:14 pm. The second flight will depart Orlando at 1:42 pm and arrive in Belize at 3:10 pm. It will depart Belize to Denver at 4:15 pm and arrive at 9:40 pm.
“We’re delighted to announce service to Belize City from two major U.S. markets: Denver and Orlando,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Frontier is not only known for its affordability, but also its commitment to more sustainable flying as America’s Greenest Airline. Our fleet is comprised of the youngest aircraft in the industry and with each flight we’re maximizing efficiency. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Belize onboard our Green airline to explore the destination’s unique natural environment, wildlife and sun-filled activities as well as local residents seeking affordable travel to the U.S.”
Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 100 A320 family aircraft and has the largest A320neo fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to the airline’s average of 43 percent fuel savings compared to other U.S. airlines (fuel savings is based on Frontier Airlines’ 2019 fuel consumption per seat-mile compared to the weighted average of major U.S. airlines), which makes Frontier the most fuel-efficient U.S. airline. Frontier is also committed to families enabling children 14 years and younger to fly free through the airline’s Discount Den travel club on qualifying flights. With approximately 150 new Airbus planes on order, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.
The BTB views the start of Frontier Airlines’ service to Belize as a critical expansion in the country’s international connectivity since it will afford visitors from the Western and South-Eastern United States greater travel options to enjoy Belize as a premier vacation destination.
Belize’s efforts to increase its international flight connectivity are already paying off. The month of May registered 19,544 overnight visitors to Belize while the month of June registered 26,215 visitors. The numbers for July also continue to trend well, which signals that Belize’s tourism industry is on the path to recovery.