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.
IATA: BZEICAO: MZBZ
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 (2013)
Passengers 542,833
Aircraft movements 49,344
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 small 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 is at an elevation of 5 m (16 ft) and this means that 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 Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport remains the largest and busiest in the country.

Philip S. W. Goldson is about 30 minutes drive from Belize City's centre, in Ladyville. The best way to get to and from the city centre is via taxi. Although an airport bus service exists, it is very infrequent and unreliable.[citation needed]

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
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 Houston–Hobby
Seasonal: Denver (begins March 11, 2017)[2]
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Flores, Guatemala City
Tropic Air Belize City–Municipal, Cancún, Caye Caulker, 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 Toronto-Pearson (begins 29 October 2016)[3]

Cargo[edit]

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

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