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
Operator n/a
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 Belize's largest city, Belize City. 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]

Airlines Destinations
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles,[2] Miami
Seasonal: Charlotte
Avianca El Salvador San Salvador
Copa Airlines Panama City[3]
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
Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos Flores, Guatemala City[4]
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

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amerijet International Miami

References[edit]

  1. ^ ID Solutions. "Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport - Statistics". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "American Airlines Customers Gain More Access To Mexico, The Caribbean And Latin America With Six New Routes". Yahoo Finance. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Copa Airlines Adds Belize Service from Dec 2015". Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos 2014 Timetable, http://www.tag.com.gt/index.php/reservas/itinerario

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