Belize is now less than a month away from the arrival of Southwest Airlines to our shores.
The low-budget airline begins operations from Houston on October 15, 2015 and tickets are now on sale.
It is now easier to get to Belize with airlines like Southwest flying to Belize in October and Copa Airlines flying from Panama to Belize in December. In addition, other airlines like American Airlines, Delta and United flying to Belize are offering cheaper flights in what has become known as “The Southwest Effect.”
Belize continues to be one of the top destinations to visit in Central America and the Caribbean, and one of the top places to visit in Belize is Ambergris Caye, which TripAdvisor recognizes as one of the best islands to visit in the world.
Earlier this year Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced that Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Costa Rica, Belize and Jamaica from Hobby Airport’s international terminal which puts the airline in head-to-head competition with United Airlines, which flies to all those locations from Houston’s larger airport, George Bush Intercontinental, according to Ambergris Today.
Southwest Airlines is known for allowing free baggage on your flight (up to two 50lb bags) and no additional fees for changing tickets. Both American and United are known to charge for bags and ticket adjustments.
On his visit to Belize in February, Senior Advisor in Communications for Southwest Airlines, Brad Hawkins, stressed that Southwest Airlines is the number one carrier in the United States, indicating that the airline is not just for budget travelers, but for all kinds of travelers who will be coming to Belize.