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As a popular getaway vacation destination, all of the biggest airlines now offer non-stop flights to Belize from major cities across Canada, the United States, and Central America.

Currently, all international flights land at the Philip Goldson Airport (code: BZE) located in the village of Ladyville approximately nine miles north of Belize City, the former capital and still largest city in the country.

Below are the airlines that fly to Belize:

Air Canada

Beginning on December 15, 2017, Air Canada will, for the first time, begin flying from Toronto (YYZ) to Belize City. Flight time is approximately five hours and a half.

American Airlines

American Airlines has direct flights to Belize from:

  • Charlotte (CLT) – 3.5 hours
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth (DWF) – 3 hours
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – 5 hours
  • Miami (MIA) – 2 hours

Note: Some of these flights are seasonal in nature.

Avianca Airlines

Avianca flies a regular route from San Salvador, El Salsvador (SAL). Flight time is approximately one hour.

Copa Airlines

COPA Airlines flies a regular route between Panama City, Panama (PTY) and Belize. Flight time is approximately two and a half hours.

Delta Airlines

Delta offers flights to Belize from:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – 3 hours
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – 5 hours

Southwest Airlines

Southwest offers flights to Belize from:

  • Denver (DEN) – 4 hours
  • Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) – 2 hours
  • Houston (HOU) – 2 hours

United Airlines

United offers flights to Belize from:
Chicago (ORD) – 4 hours
Houston (IAH) – 2 hours
Newark (EWR) – 6 hours

Tropic Air

A Belizean air carrier, Tropic Air has non-stop flights from:

  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN) – 1.5 hours
  • Flores, Guatemala (FRS) – 1 hour
  • Roatan, Honduras (RTB) – 1 hour
  • San Pedro Sula, Guatemala (SAB) – 1 hour


Canada’s second-largest airline. WestJet offers non-stop weekly flights to Belize City from both Toronto (YYZ) and Calgary (YYC). Flight times from both locations is around five and a half hours.

Once in Belize, travelers have the option of regular domestic flights to more than a dozen locations inside the country. Service is provided by domestic air carriers Tropic Air and Maya Island Air.

Note: Some flights operate out of the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport in Belize City (TZA) and others out of the Philip Goldson Airport (BZE). Both are sometimes referred to as the “Belize City” Airport.

Airstrips in Belize:

  • Belmopan (BCV)
  • Caye Caulker (CUK)
  • Caye Chapel (CYC)
  • Corozal (CZH)
  • Dangriga (DGA)
  • Independence and Mango Creek (INB)
  • Orange Walk (ORZ)
  • Placencia (PLJ)
  • Punta Gorda (PND)
  • San Ignacio/Maya Flats (CYD)
  • San Pedro (SPR) – Serving Ambergris Caye
  • Sarteneja (SJX)
  • Silver Creek (SVK)
  • Spanish Lookout/Manatee (MZE)

Once you’re in Belize, you can rent a vehicle from Tour Belize Auto Rental to explore the country at your own pace. Tour Belize Auto Rental has two convenient locations in the country, one in downtown Belize City and one at the international terminal at the Philip Goldson airport.