Tropic Air

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Tropic Air
Tropic Air Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
9N[1] TOS TROPISER
Founded 1979
Hubs Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Fleet size 15
Destinations 18
Company slogan The Airline of Belize
Headquarters San Pedro, Belize
Key people John Greif III (President), Steven Schulte (CEO), John Greif IV(Executive Vice President)
Website http://www.tropicair.com/

Tropic Air is an airline operating scheduled services. Founded in 1979 by John Greif III with just a single airplane and two employees, Tropic has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize. Tropic Air, the airline of Belize flies to 18 destinations that include Belize, Mexico, Guatemala & Honduras. The airline offers various tours, including the Blue Hole tour twice a week. Tropic Air operates eleven Cessna Grand Caravans (208B) – Glass Cockpit, two Gippsland GA8 Airvans, and one Cessna 172. Tropic Air is also the only airline in Belize to have IATA standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) Certification.

Destinations[edit]

Belize City Municipal (TZA) Belize City International (BZE) Corozal, Belize (CZH) San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (SPR) Caye Caulker, Belize (CUK) San Ignacio, Belize (CYD) Belmopan, Belize (BCV) Placencia, Belize (PLJ) Punta Gorda, Belize (PND) Dangriga, Belize (DGA) Orange Walk, Belize (ORZ) Cancun, Mexico (CUN) Chetumal, Mexico (CTM) Merida, Mexico (MID) San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) Roatan, Honduras (RTB) Flores, Guatemala (FRS) Mérida, Mexico (MID) Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)

Tours[edit]

  • Blue Hole from the Air
  • Cave Tubing & Airboat
  • Lamanai Maya River Tour
  • ATM Maya Underworld
  • Snorkel Hol Chan
  • Zipline & Belize Zoo
  • Black Hole Drop

Fleet[edit]

The Tropic Air fleet consists of 15 aircraft, which includes:

Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Cessna 208 Caravan 11 G1000 equipped
Gippsland GA8 Airvan 2
Cessna 172 1
DHC-6 Twin Otter 1 [2] Leased Seasonally
Cessna 182 2 [3] G1000 equipped

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 4 December 2014 - Cessna 208B Grand Caravan overrun upon landing at the Belize City Municipal Airport and came to rest in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Nobody was hurt.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 7. 
  3. ^ "About Tropic Air". Tropic Air. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  4. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20141204-0

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