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An Unforgettable Welcome for Southwest Airlines in Belize

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And the day finally arrived! Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines announced the introduction of direct flights from Houston-Belize starting October 15th, 2015.  The much anticipated inaugural flight arrived yesterday from Houston, Texas’ William P. Hobby International Airport to our Phillip Goldson International Airport…and what a welcome they received!

Southwest Airline to Belize

Photo courtesy of Belize Tourism Board



At about 3:00pm, the blue #827 aircraft soared through Belizean airspace and landed smoothly on the airstrip. A crowd of viewers gathered to witness the celebratory welcome: both an American and Belizean flag soared through the cabin windows, cultural dances and music filled the ambiance, and great excitement was visible from both the passengers and airport members.

Southwest first flight to Belize

Photo courtesy of Belize Tourism Board



The passengers were greeted with the usual and outstanding Belizean hospitality at the Southwest boarding area which included the presence of renowned ministers, managing directors, tourism affiliates, and local and international media. It was highlighted that the introduction of Southwest Airlines to Belize should promote decreased air flight prices by “as much as 30%” and an increase in overnight arrivals for our Jewel.

Southwest first flight to Belize

Photo courtesy of Belize Tourism Board



An utmost pride is felt by the Belizean public to have three of our Belizeans be part of this historical moment: crew members Dion Spain, Jason Martinez, and Captain Lindley Reyes—the aircraft’s pilot!

Belizean Pilot from Southwest Airline

With that said…we believe that we will be expecting YOUR Belizean luxury vacation very soon. After all, we’re only two hours away!