Posted on: 09 August 2016 by Mark Howells
From 29 October 2016, WestJet will become the only Canadian carrier flying non-stop to Belize City with a new twice-weekly route from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Flights from Toronto will take off at 09:15 and land in Belize City at 11:59. The news follows WestJet’s recent decision to begin a year-round service between Calgary and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) which was inaugurated on 1 August 2016.
“WestJet is proud to become the only Canadian carrier to fly non-stop to the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize,” stated Bob Cummings, WestJet’s EVP Commercial. “The flight’s departure time will allow guests to connect seamlessly from many cities across Canada to a destination known for its large Canadian ex-pat community. WestJet continues to respond to the needs of the communities we serve by delivering more choice, competition and lower fares to Canadian travellers. The launch of service to Belize and our new, year-round service to JFK underlines our commitment to making air travel better in Canada.”
“With Canada being one of the strong source markets for tourist arrivals in Belize, we are extremely excited about this new direct route,” added Karen Bevans, director of tourism for Belize. “We welcome WestJet’s first direct flight to Belize, which we guarantee will boost the demand for Canadian travel to our unique destination. Belize and Canada have shared strong ties for many years, so we anticipate that this direct flight from Toronto to Belize City will encourage even more Canadians to venture south to our beautiful jewel.”