Category: Press Release

TROPIC AIR CARAVAN FLEET NOW 100% AIR CONDITIONED

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
April 3, 2017

Earlier this month, Tropic Air maintenance staff completed installation of a 24,000BTU air conditioning system on its final Cessna Caravan. All eleven (11) caravans in the fleet are now fully climate-controlled for passenger comfort. In addition, each new caravan delivered will have this climate-controlled system pre-installed.

“Not only does this represent an investment of $110,000 per aircraft, but it also fulfills a commitment to our customers to provide passengers greater comfort even on the hottest of Belizean days”, said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “This feature is unique among local airlines, and represents our commitment to constant improvement and investment in our product.”

Work was completed at Tropic’s new $11 million certified maintenance facility in San Pedro.

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. In 2016 it carried almost 300,000 passengers and moved over 400,000 pieces of freight system wide.

Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015. ISSA is a voluntary evaluation program, produced at the request of the aviation industry, to extend the benefits of operational safety and efficiency that emanated from the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Program, to the operators of smaller aircraft.

TROPIC AIR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2017

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San Pedro, Belize Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Our Employees strive each and every day to provide our Customers with the best possible flying experience. This is done with friendliness, attention to detail, and operational excellence wherever we serve.
Our Employee of the Month program recognizes current staff members who demonstrate outstanding contributions to our Customers through his or her work, and exhibits a positive and supportive attitude. One staff member each month receives the award, and all recipients of the monthly award in the year, become eligible for our Employee of the Year.
We are proud to announce that Yensi L. Maldonado, Shift Supervisor in San Pedro, is our ‘Employee of the Month’ for February 2017.
“Yesni has a quiet, smiling humility that has allowed him to garner the respect of his coworkers”, said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. He “has shown excellent customer service, and is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure our standards of service are delivered”.
Yensi was awarded with a certificate of achievement as well as a special gift from the Company.

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 345 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 18 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Chetumal, Mexico became destination number 19 on January 16th. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015.

TROPIC AIR DONATES TO MANATEE CONSERVATION

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Belize City, Belize
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
At Tropic Air, we endeavor to be good environmental stewards in the locations where we live and work. Through volunteerism, in-kind donations, recycling efforts and financial giving, we support activities that promote conservation and preservation of our natural resources.
As part of this effort, Tropic Air is proud to donate $500 to the Sea-to-Shore Alliance for its work in Manatee protection. A check was presented to the organization’s representative, Jamal Galves, on February 14th by our staff at Belize City Municipal Airport. This donation will be used to install conservation signage on the Belize River, which is prime Manatee habitat, and a frequent area for aerial Manatee spotting by our passengers.
“These gentle giants need protecting, and we want to do our part to help in that effort”, said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “Our staff knows that Tropic Air will always promote the conservation of our environment, through sustainability efforts and our commitment to our people and our planet”

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 345 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 18 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Chetumal, Mexico became destination number 19 on January 16th. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015.

TROPIC AIR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY 2017

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PRESS RELEASE San Pedro, Belize, Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Our Employees are known for friendliness, attention to detail, operational excellence, and working efficiently. They strive each and every day to provide our Customers with the best possible flying experience in all the destinations we serve.
Our Employee of the Month program recognizes current staff members who demonstrate outstanding contributions to our Customers through his or her work, and exhibits a positive and supportive attitude. One staff member each month receives the award, and all recipients of the monthly award in a year become eligible for the Employee of the Year.
We are proud to announce that Brian Humphreys, Station Ramp Agent at Belize City Municipal Airport, is our ‘Employee of the Month’ for January 2017.
“The dedication Brian has is remarkable”, said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “Not only is he a model employee, always with a helping hand, but he is also eager to learn new skills and grow. He clearly loves what he does”.
Brian was rewarded with a certificate of achievement as well as a special gift from the Company.

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 345 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 18 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Chetumal, Mexico became destination number 19 on January 16th. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015.

TROPIC AIR COMMENCES SERVICE TO CHETUMAL, MEXICO

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PRESS RELEASE

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye,  Belize,
Monday, January 16th, 2017

Tropic Air today inaugurated non-stop service between Belize City International Airport (BZE) and Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico (CTM). Chetumal becomes Tropic’s third destination in Mexico and its sixth international route overall.

Tropic will fly to Chetumal three times weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), with a schedule that is convenient for business and tourism travel to the city. In addition, the early arrival into Chetumal will allow for fast, convenient connections to/from InterJet flights to Mexico City and beyond. In April, the frequency is planned to increase to five times a week.

In Belize City, Tropic Air will offer easy connections to/from 10 domestic destinations, such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Dangriga, and Placencia, plus Tropic’s own international cities, like Roatan, San Pedro Sula and Peten, Guatemala. The schedule also allows for connections in Belize City to 23 international destinations on other carriers like as Southwest, Westjet, American, Delta, COPA, United and Avianca.

“We have been working closely with our partners in Chetumal for a few years in order to finally make this service a reality. We are excited to be the first international airline serving Chetumal and to becoming part of the community!” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air.

“Not only will Belizeans be able to fly directly to Chetumal, but this route connects to the rest of the world, especially Asia, through Mexico City’s hub” said Steve Schulte, CEO.

Tropic’s schedule between Belize City International and Chetumal (with the InterJet connection) is:

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The new service is bookable at a special introductory price via the web at www.tropicair.com, via e-mail at reservations@tropicair.com, by phone at (501) 226-2626, or by contacting any of our stations.

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 15 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015. In 2016, it carried 280,000 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 and the destinations it serves through promotional initiatives locally and internationally.

TROPIC AIR EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

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PRESS RELEASE

San Pedro,  Belize,
Thursday, January 4th, 2017

Everyday, our Employees demonstrate a passion for serving our Customers with world-class service. This is why we feel it’s very important to engage and recognize our Employees by listening to their suggestions and ideas as well as their concerns and rewarding them for going the extra mile.

Our Employees are known for friendliness, attention to detail, operational excellence, and working efficiently. They go above and beyond each and every day to provide our Customers with the best possible Belizean flying experience.

Our Employee of the Month program recognizes an individual who has served Tropic Air and our Guests in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through his or her work, and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude.

We are proud to announce that Ms. Celsa Cobo, CSR Shift Supervisor from the Caye Caulker station, is our ‘Employee of the Month’ for December 2016.

“The work that Celsa does in Caye Caulker is remarkable”, said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “She truly exemplifies what it means to be a member of our Tropic Air family. We are very proud of her”.

Celsa will be rewarded with a certificate of achievement as well as a special gift from the Company.

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 300 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 18 aircraft to 18 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Chetumal, Mexico becomes destination number 19 on January 16th. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015.

TROPIC AIR GIVES TO COROZAL HELPAGE

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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.

TROPIC AIR GIVES BACK TO DANGRIGA RED CROSS

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PRESS RELEASE

Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize
Monday, February 8th, 2016

Tropic Air, The Airline of Belize, has announced the first month’s results of its 2016 nationwide #TropicGivesBack charitable fundraising campaign. For every ticket bought at the month’s selected station, $1 will be donated to an organization chosen by our staff stationed in that community. January was the chosen month for Dangriga, with Caye Caulker for February, and Belmopan for March.

As part of the airline’s largest charitable fundraiser of the year, Tropic Air business partners, staff and Customers joined efforts and raised $500 for the Dangriga Red Cross. A check was presented to the organization on Thursday, February 4th.

“Every year, our staff and customers, come together to raise much needed funds for a variety of charities with the joint goal of making a lasting impact,” said John Greif III, Tropic Air’s president. “We also encourage our customers to join in giving to the causes that they are passionate about”, he went on to say.

“Through the #TropicGivesBack Donation program, we are honored and privileged to support the work of the Dangriga Red Cross, and we couldn’t think of a better way to contribute to their efforts in the community,” said Steve Schulte, Tropic Air CEO.

“We thank our Employees for giving their time to volunteer around Belize, and we thank our Customers for the wonderful response to this program, which made the donation possible.”

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 300 staff, offers over 200 daily scheduled flights to 18 desitnations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

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 the Red Cross (Dangriga)
The Belize Red Cross Society, with 7 branches countrywide including Dangriga, is one of 189 members of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, (IFRC), the world’s largest humanitarian organization.  The Red Cross Movement became present in Belize in 1914. This movement became and operated as a branch of the British Red Cross in Belize until 1983 when, through an Act of Incorporation, it became the Belize Red Cross, a National Society in its own rights. In 1984 the Belize Red Cross was recognized as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies. In 1983, Belize Red Cross opened doors in Dangriga Town to serve the Stann Creek District.

Their work focuses in the areas of Community Resilience (disaster management & preparedness, response and recovery); and Disaster Risk Reduction and mitigation; HIV & AIDS prevention through Peer Education (TWC Program); Violence Prevention and Youth development;  First Aid & prevention of communicable diseases, Social Assistance (feeding programs, assistance to fire victims, wheelchair distribution) and dissemination of their 7 Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values. This work is carried out through recruitment, training and deployment of Volunteers, the greatest assets of the organization.

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