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Tropic Air is an airline from Belize which is one of the largest airlines in the country and operates flights within Belize and internationally.
Tropic Air flies to many destinations including Belize City, Corozal, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, San Ignacio, Belmopoan, Cancun, San Pedro Sula, Roatan, Flores, Merida, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa.
Founded in 1979 by John Greif III with just a single airplane and two employees, Tropic has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize.
Tropic Air operates many tours including Blue Hole from the Air, Cave Tubing and Airboat, Lamanai Maya River Tour, ATM Maya Underworld, Snorkel Hol Chan, Zipline & Belize Zoo and Black Hole Drop. 
In November 2016, Tropic Air announced it will be offering flights to and from Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico from Philip Goldson International Airport next week. The flights will depart three times a week from the PGIA. Tropic said it is currently awaiting final government approval but it expects the service to commence on January 16, 2017. Tropic Air will only fly to Chetumal three times weekly initially with a schedule that will allow for connections to and from Mexico City. Tropic expects that by April the flights will be offered five time weekly. 
Tropic Air operates 11 Cessna Grand Caravans – Glass Cockpit, two Gippsland Airvans, and two Cessna Turbo 182’s – Glass Cockpit. These aircraft are configured for three to fourteen passengers. Tropic Air has a fleet replacement and expansion program with more, 208B-Glass Cockpit, Caravans on order.  We now employ over 300 staff and offer over 200 daily scheduled flights.
Tropic Air is the only airline conveniently linking major cities in the Yucatan on a daily basis. In Guatemala Tropic Air fly to Guatemala City, the economic, governmental and cultural capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. Tropic Air also fly to Flores, home to the grand Maya site of Tikal. In Honduras Tropic Air fly to Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands famous for its diving, San Pedro Sula and most recently Tegucigalpa the capital city of Honduras. 

November 2017
Tropic Air plane goes down in sea with two government ministers

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, who is currently acting Prime Minister, and the Minister of Agriculture Godwin Hulse are reported to be in safe condition after a Tropic Air plane they were flying crashed into a vehicle at the Placencia municipal airstrip and careened into the Caribbean Sea early this morning.

A release from the government’s press office states that the incident happened around 8:45 a.m., when upon takeoff, the plane’s left landing wheel made contact with a passing vehicle that had managed to bypass one of the lowered barriers, sending the aircraft plunging into the sea right off the coast of Placencia.

Other passengers, who included tourists, reportedly escaped unhurt and were assisted out of the submerged remains by emergency management technicians, police and anglers in the area.

The driver of the vehicle was rushed to the nearest health facility for treatment.

The plane which was en route to Punta Gorda town crashed into a vehicle as it was taking off the airstrip and ended up in the sea.

Both ministers were on their way to Punta Gorda town to open feeding programs at various schools in that municipality.

August 2017
Tropic Air prunes international network over new taxes
Tropic Air (9N, San Pedro, BZ) has announced it is terminating service to three regional destinations following the Belize government's decision to hike taxes on foreign nationals in May this year. In a statement, the Belizean carrier said it would end flights to Chetumal and Mérida in Mexico as well as San Pedro Sula in Honduras with effect from September 1 citing depressed demand brought on by higher fares. Tropic Air’s other international destinations - Cancún (Mexico), Roatán (Honduras), and Flores Mundo Maya Int'l (Guatemala) - will continue to see regular service despite this announcement. The carrier currently operates a fleet of sixteen aircraft - eleven Cessna (single turboprop) Grand Caravan 208Bs, two GippsAero GA8s, two Cessna (single piston) T182Ts, and one Cessna 172S. 

Tropic Air today announced, in a statement by its CEO, Steve Schulte, that it would suspend its flights to Chetumal and Merida in Mexico, as well as to San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

There will be no flights to these destinations after September 2.

The statement by Tropic Air indicated that the decision, “comes after an in-depth analysis” of their performance over the last four months.

The statements hinted that there was a decrease in travel to these destinations following the May 1 introduction of the departure tax increase.

Tropic Air thanked its loyal customers for accessing the service which it introduced over 5 years ago and expressed its regret that it is unable to “sustain the growing losses.”

April 2017
Tropic Air maintenance staff completed installation of a 24,000BTU air conditioning system on its final Cessna Caravan. All eleven (11) caravans in the fleet are now fully climate-controlled for passenger comfort. In addition, each new caravan delivered will have this climate-controlled system pre-installed. Founded in 1979, by John Greif III, with just a single airplane and two employees, Tropic has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize. It now employs over 350 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 16 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. In 2016 it carried almost 300,000 passengers and moved over 400,000 pieces of freight system wide. 
January 2017
Tropic Air commenced service to Chetumal, Mexico
Tropic Air inaugurated their non-stop service between Belize City International Airport (BZE) and Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico (CTM). According to a Tropic Air press release, Chetumal becomes Tropic’s third destination in Mexico and its sixth international route overall. Tropic Air inaugurated their non-stop service between Belize City International Airport (BZE) and Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. According to a Tropic Air press release, Chetumal becomes Tropic’s third destination in Mexico and its sixth international route overall. In May 2017, Tropic Air announced the launch of its new mobile iOS app, which is designed to make the customer experience with the popular airline even more reliable, convenient and efficient.According to Tropic, the new app will make things easier “from booking to boarding”. The app is designed to be fast, and intuitive. It will offer key features including: flight booking, exclusive deals, tour and travel information and itinerary management. 
May 2016
Tropic Air announced it had successfully completed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA), which is an internationally recognized evaluation of the safety practices and management of the airline. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015, and was the second airline to be registered. It is also the first airline to complete the renewal assessment, which will now be valid for two years, until 7 May 2018.



Route Map 


The airline was established in 1979 and last year flew hundreds of thousands of passengers and pounds of cargo throughout Belize and to regional destinations in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.




Popular Routes


Belize City    San Ignacio


Dangriga    Belize City


Roatan    Belize City


Belize City    Belmopan


Punta Gorda    Belize City


Belize City    Guatemala City


The Fleet


10 Cessna Caravans 


1 Twin Otter 







1 Cessna 172

Aircraft 5 






2 Gippsland GA8 Airvans






Philip S.W Goldson International Airport

HUB Airport


Philip Goldson International Airport is the main airport for Belize City and is the hub airport for Tropic Air and Maya Island Air. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include American Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Maya Island Air, Southwest Airlines, Tropic Air and United Airlines. 






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Based in the Central American country of Belize, Tropic Air is the largest and oldest indigenous airline having been founded in 1979. Tropic Air currently operated scheduled services throughout the region with over 200 flights each day. ________________________________________ at the start of 2015, Tropic Air operates nine Cessna Grand Caravans, two Gippsland GA8 Airvans, and one Cessna 172. These aircraft are configured for between three to fourteen passengers. The Tropic Air route network extends to to sixteen destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, plus this growing airline also offers private charters to more remote and exotic places throughout Belize.

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