CALGARY — WestJet has officially become the first Canadian carrier offering flights to Belize, it was announced last month.
“This is a very exciting moment for the tourism stakeholders in Belize. After a long planning period with WestJet, we are thrilled that the route has become a reality,” said Karen Bevans, director of tourism for the Belize Tourism Board. “This flight comes at the perfect time, as we are approaching the start of our upcoming high season, making travelling to Belize so much easier and more convenient for Canadians. We expect that with such ease in accessibility, tourism arrivals from Canada will increase, thereby contributing positively to the growth in the overnight tourism sector in Belize.”
Belize is WestJet’s twenty-first destination in the Caribbean and third destination in Central America. During peak winter months, the airline offers more than 90 flights per week from Toronto to the Caribbean and Central America.
Flights will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect, WestJet’s inflight entertainment system connected directly to smartphone, tablet or computer. Almost 70 per cent of WestJet’s Boeing fleet is now equipped with WestJet Connect.
Twice weekly flights depart Toronto’s Pearson International Airport at 9:15 am and arrive at Belize City at 11:59 am local time. Also twice weekly, flights depart Belize City at 12:50 pm and arrive in Toronto at 7 pm local time.
WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through its regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with other carriers, the airline offers more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries.