Southwest: direct flight - Belize to Fort Lauderdale Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:00

Tourism continues to be an ever growing facet of our industry and in January of this year, the Belize Tourism Board announced the new non-stop flight from Fort Lauderdale to Belize with Southwest Airlines. The inaugural flight was made on Sunday, June 3, 2017.  Southwest sponsored this flight with an official delegation as well as media personnel from Belize. BTB continues in their effort to sell the country as an ideal vacation destination and Southwest has used that opportunity to make itself a household name. The wider Caribbean as well as Belize continues to develop from this relationship.

Belize has seen for itself a substantial increase of tourists due to Southwest’s 2015 direct Houston to Belize flight. According to Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism, she expects that the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale to Belize flight will bring the same results to our industry. The connection will also be of benefit to tourists as well as Belizean travelers. Brad Hawkins, Spokesman for Southwest Airlines, considers South Florida a “passion point” for Belizeans for shopping, medical tourism, as well as other purposes and by bringing this direct flight to Belizeans, Southwest has opened those doors.

Southwest, the largest airline in the United States, offers 2 free checked bags for every customer, does not charge fees, and even have low fares. The airline will be opening their new US$333,000,000 renovated Terminal One in the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood Int’l Airport. From there, Southwest will be launching many international services.