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San Ignacio Benefits, Additional Tours and a Happy Anniversary

Tropic Air Makes Airline History

Tropic Air has again 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. The assessment focuses on key areas within an airline such as flight and ground operations, maintenance, cargo, security and aeronautical safety. It promotes high industry benchmarks and allows for expanded partnership opportunities with other airlines.

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).

“We are very pleased to receive the ISSA registration, and it is a very proud moment for us to have demonstrated that our airline operates according to the most stringent standards in our industry segment. Successfully completing the assessment is a testament to the rigorous work put in every day keeping customers and each other safe”, said Steve Schulte, CEO of Tropic Air.

The complete registration certificate can be found by visiting IATA’s website.

About Tropic Air

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 Belize Airline. It now employs over 300 staff and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 14 aircraft to 18 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015. In the same year, it carried 320,000 passengers and moved 424,000 pieces of freight system-wide.

Belize Airline Gives Back

Tropic Air, has announced April’s results of its 2016 nationwide #TropicGivesBack charitable fundraising campaign. For every ticket bought at the month’s selected station, $1 is donated to an organization chosen by our staff stationed in that community. San Ignacio was the chosen location for April.

As part of the airline’s largest charitable fundraiser of the year, Tropic Air business partners, staff and customers joined efforts and raised $450 for the Octavia Waight Centre in San Ignacio. A check was presented to the organization on Friday, May 6th.

“It’s very humbling to see the real and tangible difference the donations, made so generously by our customers, make,” said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “The money they give really can help deserving organizations in this country, and we are proud to support that.”

“I also want to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of our Tropic Air staff who do so much to encourage our customers to support this remarkable program,” said Steve Schulte, Tropic Air CEO. “Our staff prides themselves on being involved in their communities, and this is one way we do that”.

The Give Back program moves to Punta Gorda this month, with Corozal scheduled for June.

More About Tropic Air
Tropic believes in giving back. It supports the development of the communities it serves through health, sports, drug prevention, education and community projects. Tropic also supports the development and growth of the wider tourism industry of Belize through promotional initiatives locally and internationally.

About the Octavia Waight Centre
Inaugurated on October 5th, 1986, the Centre’s mission is to provide the elderly with an environment that enhances dignity, self-esteem, and physical and mental well-being. The Centre currently serves 34 senior citizens with shelter, food, accompaniment, and love. To learn more about the Centre, visit their website at

Octavia Waight Centre
Octavia Waight Centre

Get your adventure on with Tropic Air Blue Hole Tour

This scenic aerial tour follows the reef line from San Pedro south to historic St. George’s Caye. Heading east to Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef Atoll to the Blue Hole where the plane will make several passes over this incredible sight. The return flight takes you past northern Two Caye and north Ambergris Caye near Rocky Point. From there, you will fly down the Barrier Reef back to San Pedro. You will also see Turneffe Atoll, the Booby Bird Sanctuary, shipwrecks. Watch closely as you could possibly see manatees and dolphins or other sea life from the plane.

Belize Airline Blue Hole Tour

To get a bit more of a taste for the Blue Hole tour, click the following guest post: Spice up your Belize Vacation
Tropic Air offers many other tours as well. Find them right here on Tropic Air Tours

Tropic Air Celebrates the 30th Anniversary

Barbara Miller and John Grief Tropic AirThis month, Government Liaison Officer, Barbara Miller celebrates 30 years of employment with Tropic Air.
Barbara joined Tropic Air in 1986. Over the years, she has also served our customers in many roles, including Station, Sales, and Marketing Manager positions.

“Having served Tropic for three decades, she has seen us grow from a small company to one that now serves 15 destinations,” says John Grief III, President of Tropic Air. “Barbara was dispatching flights before many of current employees were born. That says a lot about her experience and her value to our company”.

As a token of the Company’s appreciation, Barbara was presented with a beautiful watch chosen to fit her unique style and was thanked for her many years of dedicated service.

Congratulations Barbara! 🙂

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