On July 23, 2017, WestJet announced via its website that it will be offering three new routes to Central America this winter, including a new non-stop route from Calgary, Alberta (YYC) to Belize City (BZE) that will begin on November 3, 2017.
WestJet was the first Canadian airline to offer non-stop routes from Canada to Belize beginning in October 2016. After WestJet saw tremendous success during the winter of 2016-2017 with its Toronto-Belize flights, arch rival Air Canada announced that it too would begin flying non-stop from Toronto to Belize City beginning in December 2017. This week, WestJet upped the ante, announcing that its new Calgary-Belize route would allow Canadians from the western half of the country to also enjoy fabulous getaway vacations to Belize this winter season.
WestJet's latest announcement has added yet another major city in North America with a direct air connection to Belize. Air Canada, WestJet, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Southwest Airlines now all offer non-stop service to Belize from cities such as Newark, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, and Atlanta. Belize City can also be reached by non-stop flights from across Central America, including El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Belize is rapidly becoming a red hot tourism market. According to the Belize Tourism Board, overnight visitor numbers have skyrocketed to nearly 1.2 million people in 2016, up 24% from the year prior. In the first six months of 2017, overnight visitor numbers are up 17% compared to the same period in 2016, and the latest announcement from WestJet is expected to bring even more visitors to the country during the second half of 2017.
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