In major Belize transportation news, Tropic Air announced that they are expanding their routes and will now be servicing the remote San Ignacio (Benque Viejo del Carmen) area beginning on December 10, 2012.
The October 3rd announcement comes in response to the requests of locals and international travelers looking for easier options for traveling to the Cayo District. Service will be daily from San Pedro and Belize City, utilizing the Maya Flats Airstrip, conveniently located between San Ignacio and Benque Viejo.
“When we inaugurated San Pedro Sula earlier this year, we promised the people of Belize to add even more exciting destinations. With the support of our resort partners and area residents, we now feel the time is right to add San Ignacio to our growing network,” said John Grief III, President of Tropic Air. “We hope that in the coming months, we are able to add flights and other destinations from San Ignacio.”
Cayo is often considered the cultural gateway of the country, offering an ideal location for exploring much of the country. Eco-tourism, Maya temples, and a wealth of outdoor activities are some of the key reasons travelers head inland to towns like San Ignacio.
The Maya Flats Airstrip is close to the renowned Lodge at Chaa Creek and other recommended resorts in the area. The new route will help facilitate additional tourism growth in the area, along with increasing trade between Cayo and the remainder of Belize.
Tropic Air’s website has been updated with the new destination, and travelers can book now for December 10 and beyond. The daily schedule is as follows:
- Flight 941 departs San Pedro (SPR) at 11:30 a.m. and arrives in San Ignacio (MYF) at 12:40 p.m.
- Flight 981 departs Belize City (BZE) at 12:00 p.m. and arrives in San Ignacio (MYF) at 12:40 p.m.
- Flight 940 departs San Ignacio (MYF) at 12:45 p.m. and arrives in San Pedro (SPR) at 1:50 p.m.
- Flight 980 departs San Ignacio (MYF) at 12:45 p.m. and arrives in Belize City (BZE) at 1:30 p.m.