Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
|Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport|
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport.
|IATA: BZE – ICAO: MZBZ|
|Elevation AMSL||5 m / 16 ft|
Source: Passenger and aircraft movement statistics from PGIA airport.
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (IATA: BZE, ICAO: 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.
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
|American Airlines||Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, 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|
Seasonal: Denver (begins March 11, 2017)
|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
|WestJet||Toronto-Pearson (begins 29 October 2016)|
|Amerijet International||Cancun, Ciudad del Carmen, Mérida, Miami|
- ID Solutions. "Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport - Statistics". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
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