Press Release



Corozal,  Belize,
Friday, December 16th, 2016

Tropic Air, The Airline of Belize, has announced the November results of its 2016 nationwide #TropicGivesBack fundraising campaign. For every ticket bought at the month’s selected station, $1 is donated to an organization chosen by our staff stationed in that community. November was the chosen month for Corozal.

As part of the airline’s largest charitable fundraiser of the year, Tropic Air business partners, staff and Customers joined efforts and raised $400 for HelpAge Corozal. Tropic Air presented a check to Marta Cho, Beninga Wesh, Janet Parks and Letecia Murray of HelpAge on Thursday, December 15th.

“On behalf of all of us at Tropic, we are happy to present a donation to the HelpAge chapter here. We know this donation will help support the great work of HelpAge in our community”, said Ezekiel Chi, Corozal Station Manager.

“At Tropic, each and every member of our staff is encouraged to get involved in their community, whether that is through direct outreach, working within a larger organization or even through mentoring or sports participation. This campaign is part of this.” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air.

About Tropic Air

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. It now employs over 350 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 16 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, including its newest, Chetumal. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015. In the same year it carried 320,000 passengers and moved 424,000 pieces of freight system wide.

Tropic believes in giving back. It supports the development of the communities its serves through health, sports, drug prevention, education and community projects. Tropic also supports the development and growth of the wider tourism industry of Belize through promotional initiatives locally and internationally.

About HelpAge Corozal

HelpAge has served the community of older persons in Belize, with care and compassion by providing outreach, residential and nursing services, developing and implementing educational programs. It is also active in research and advocacy work, and has branches throughout the country including Belize City, Corozal and Punta Gorda.

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