Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport

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Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
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Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport.
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Belize City
Location Ladyville
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 5 m / 16 ft
Coordinates 17°32′21″N 088°18′30″W / 17.53917°N 88.30833°W / 17.53917; -88.30833Coordinates: 17°32′21″N 088°18′30″W / 17.53917°N 88.30833°W / 17.53917; -88.30833
Website http://www.pgiabelize.com/
Map
MZBZ is located in Belize
MZBZ
MZBZ
Location in Belize
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,950 9,678 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 867,976
Aircraft movements 30,414
Source: Passenger and aircraft movement statistics from PGIA airport.[1]
Philip Goldson International Airport, Belize

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (IATA: BZEICAO: MZBZ) is an airport that serves the nation of Belize's largest city, Belize City along the eastern coast of Central America. It was named after politician Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson, who died in the year 2001.

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport is about 30 minutes drive from Belize City's centre, in Ladyville. The airport is at an elevation of 5 m (16 ft) and this means both the airport and the entirety of Belize City are at risk of serious flooding due to its low elevation and coastal location. For this reason, Belize's capital has been moved to Belmopan, but it remains the largest and busiest in the country. With stable passenger growth, Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport is currently the seventh busiest airport in Central America.

Military use[edit]

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, (formerly Belize International Airport), has hosted several military units over the years since its construction. Most notable residents have been Headquarters British Forces Belize, No. 1417 (Tactical Ground Attack) Flight RAF, No. 1563 (Helicopter support) Flight RAF, resident Anti-Aircraft Squadrons of the RAF Regiment, resident helicopter units of the Army Air Corps, HarDet Belize, Butcher Radar and Belize Defence Forces, among others.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson (begins December 15, 2017)[2]
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
Seasonal: Charlotte
American Eagle Miami
Avianca El Salvador San Salvador
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Los Angeles
Maya Island Air Cancún, Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, Corozal, Dangriga, Guatemala City, Placencia, Punta Gorda, San Pedro, San Pedro Sula
Southwest Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Houston–Hobby
Seasonal: Denver
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Flores, Guatemala City
Tropic Air Belize City–Municipal, Cancún, Caye Caulker, Chetumal, Corozal, Dangriga, Flores, Mérida, Placencia, Punta Gorda, Roatán, San Ignacio, San Pedro, San Pedro Sula
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental
Seasonal: Newark
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto–Pearson

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Cancun, Ciudad del Carmen, Mérida, Miami

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport - About us". Belize Airport Concession Company Limited. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Air Canada Adds Six New Routes to Australia, South America, Caribbean and USA". Air Canada. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 

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