New Caye Caulker Airport Is Under Construction
It was a given that with the new runway, that a new Caye Caulker Airport building was to follow. I had no idea what to expect, as a replacement for the previous small wood building that Tropic occupied. As you can see from the featured image above, the new design is quite modern and stylish but still modest. The new terminal was designed by Nude Architecture’s Javier Alamilla, and Medina’s Construction the build. (Picture courtesy of Tropic Air)
New Caye Caulker Airport
Construction has officially begun. With a timeline of 10 ten months for completion and a cost of $1 Million, Belize dollars, the new 1600 square foot air-conditioned airport terminal will feature state of the art amenities for passengers and cargo.
“Caye Caulker is one of the strong points of tourism in Belize and a key driver of economic growth,” John Greif III, President said. “We see enormous growth in tourism to the island, and this new terminal represents a step forward, in the level of comfort for our passengers and visitors to La Isla Cariñosa”
“This investment marks our commitment to Caye Caulker, to Belize, and to providing our customers and employees with a world-class experience at one of our most important destinations,” said Steve Schulte, CEO. “We appreciate the Government’s support, the support of the Town Council, and the Belize Airports Authority for their continued partnership in transforming the Caye Caulker Airstrip into an airport that islanders can be proud to call their own.”
About Tropic Air
Tropic Air is a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), and recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third time, after joining the program in 2015. The International Air Transport Association reviewed Tropic Air operations and management system including flights, ground handling, aircraft engineering, and maintenance. Tropic is one of 4 airlines to receive this certification, the others are Safarilink in Kenya, Tara Air Pvt. Limited from Nepal, and Yeti Airlines Pvt. Limited also in Nepal.
Tropic Air Wins Travelers’ Choice Airlines Award
Annually, TripAdvisor awards the world’s top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines by TripAdvisor flyers. These are gathered over a 12-month period. This year’s traveler reviews put our airlines on the list.
Favorite airline to many, Tropic Air, has been recognized with a Travelers’ Choice Award in the Specialty and Leisure Category in Latin America for the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards. This marks the first time a Belize airline has won an award from TripAdvisor.
“This award validates the dedication and hard work of the many Tropic Air employees who have exceeded our guests’ expectations throughout their entire travel experience with us,” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “We are honored by this travel award and its recognition is cherished. It makes us strive to continue the work of enhancing, investing in, and improving the experience for all our customers,” said Steve Schulte, CEO of Tropic Air.
To read TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of the popular airline, go to Tropic Air Belize Reviews. Click to see the full list of Travellers’ Choice award-winning airlines for 2019.
About Tropic Air
With almost 40 years of service, Tropic Air currently flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 20 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. It has two additional aircraft on order. Tropic Air employs over 360 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system-wide in 2019.