It is becoming a more popular trend for travelers to split their Belize vacations in two and spend part time in Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker and part time in one of the mainland districts. A short 20 minute flight from Ambergris, Orange Walk Town (soon to become 3 times daily) is a great option for a few reasons. It’s close proximity to Laminai ruins, they make the best tacos and it is pretty cool landing right beside a massive sugar cane field.
The additional flight will also benefit the business community as well. The current morning flight is great for anyone doing business to/from either location but the early afternoon flights meant either a short work day or an overnight stay. Upcoming “end of day” flight will be perfect for the business traveler.
Tropic Air Adds Flights to the Orange Walk – San Pedro Route
Tropic Air just announced a substantial investment for travelers and Orange Walk customers, a new increase in air service between Orange Walk and San Pedro to three times a daily, effective November 15th, 2017. Currently, flights run twice a day, and this new flight will fulfill the often requested evening service.
“When we launched scheduled Orange Walk service on December 15th, 2011, we also promised that we would grow the route. We are now doing so. Orange Walk (Tower Hill) is an integral part of the network for Tropic Air, and as we carry more passengers to, from, and within Belize, we feel it important that we expand locally to reflect our confidence in the growth of the domestic marketplace.” – John Greif III, President of Tropic Air
The current flights depart San Pedro (SPR) at 08:00 & 13:30 (1:30 PM) and return from Orange Walk (Tower Hill) (ORZ) at 08:30 & 14:00 (2:00 PM).
The schedule for the additional flight between San Pedro and Orange Walk as of November 15, 2017 is:
- Departure from San Pedro Airport 16:00 (4:00 PM), with Arrival in Orange Walk Airport 16:20 (4:20 PM)
- Departure from Orange Walk Airport 16:30 (4:30 PM); Arriving in San Pedro at 16:50 (4:50 PM)
You can book your Tropic Air flight several different ways:
- On Tropic Air Website – with this method, you automatically donate to charity (at no additional cost to you) using the tacogirl flight promo code.
- e-mailing at firstname.lastname@example.org
- by phone at 226-2626
- whatsapp at +501 622-5857
- through any of their stations
- by contacting their authorized sales office in Orange Walk Town 322-2191
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 airline in Belize. It now employs over 350 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 15 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015. In 2016, it carried 280,000 passengers and moved 424,000 pieces of freight system wide.
Tropic believes in giving back. It supports the development of the communities its serves through health, sports, drug prevention, education and community projects. Tropic also supports the development and growth of the wider tourism industry of Belize and the destinations it serves through promotional initiatives locally and internationally.