Reaching New Heights With Tropic Air
It feels like another lifetime ago that KC Jayhawk was asking the question “Do we really need to catch a 9:00am flight on the 21st to make a 12:11pm flight out of Goldson?” In truth it was not that long ago; just this past February.
Many have been questioning having to be at Belize international airport 3 hours in advance of their international flights out and a few are also asking if it will be the same in slow season. The answer is yes. Due to the increasing popularity of Belize travel year round, Tropic Air is no longer experiencing slow season the way that they used to, but find the month September as being the quietest one of the season.
Tropic Air flight guidelines 2014 – Allow for 45 minutes upon landing to clear customs – check in and pay. For return flight time they ask that you be at International airport 3 h ahead of your scheduled flight. Please note Tropic will not take responsibility for any missed international flights due to unforeseen delays on any flights booked in less than the required time.
End of 2013 numbers for Tropic Air:
• 270 employees
• 16 destinations, 11 domestic. and 5 international
• 275,000 passengers
• 12 planes
The above figures marked steady growth from having just over 250 employees, and carrying over 220,000 passengers in 2011. These numbers found in San Pedro Sun article – Tropic Air Late Evening Flights Return.
Fun flight fact: Top three busiest Belize airports in random order are Municipal in Belize City, Belize City International and San Pedro. Don forget to like Tropic Air Belize Facebook page to keep up with what they are doing and where they are flying. You can also also get a great tacogirl discount from my Flights to Belize page or by clicking on the Tropic Air “button” to the right.
In case you need a reminder or never saw the original Tropic Air terminal, Below are a couple of pictures from the “way back machine”. With the steadily increasing in traffic over the years, it is no surprise they had to build a new one.Tropic Air Cargo has moved to a new location right across the road from the old one 🙂 I had to go there to pick up my groceries from the Health Store on Central American Blvd in Belize City. What a convenient way to shop, I emailed Ashton with my order and he had it ready to send as soon as I made a deposit to their Atlantic Bank account for $126.85. The price included my purchases and the $5 Messenger fee to Tropic Air Municipal Airport in Belize City.
Agnus castus/vitex- $21, Turmeric-$26, Ginkgo Biloba -$21.50, 2 -Pasta d’oro gluten free noodles $10.25 x 2, Pasta d’oro gluten free Fettuccini Noodles $8.95 x 2, Extra thick rolled oats in Bobs red mill $14.95. All pricing in BZD. to find out what else the Health Store offers check The Health Store Facebook page or call them at 222-4546
Before I had a chance to finish this post, I got called back to cargo to pick up a wonderful donation and snapped a few more pictures. As part of the Belize Red Cross Social Assistance program, Headquarters sent the San Pedro branch 3 wheelchairs to distribute to those who are in need within the community, a much appreciated donation. Thankfully one of our board members is also Tropic Cargo employee and Martin was fast to notify me as soon as all 3 chairs had arrived, as they came on 2 flights. Also thankful that Angie was able to help me pick them up and deliver them to the office before her afternoon dance class at Zen Arcade.