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TROPIC AIR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULED TOUR FLIGHTS FROM PLACENCIA TO THE BLUE HOLE

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PRESS RELEASE
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tropic Air announces that effective November 13th, 2019 it will commence regularly scheduled air tour flights from Placencia to the Blue Hole. These new flights will initially operate on Wednesdays, will take approximately one hour, and will complement the existing scheduled Blue Hole tour flights from San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Belize City Municipal.

“For some time we have been working with our Customers in Placencia to find a way to make these flights happen”, said John E. Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “We have always offered Blue Hole charters from the South, but the time is now right to offer a scheduled flight for the growing tourism market in the peninsula. We know visitors to Placencia want the opportunity to experience Belize’s number one attraction, the way it should be seen, from the air, and we will deliver.”

Flights will depart at 11am on air conditioned Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft, seating 11 passengers in an “air tour” layout. Tropic Air is a certified tour operator and, as such, Blue Hole flights will have a pilot that is also a certified tour guide on board. Special introductory pricing will be available shortly and tours can be booked via local resorts, agents and Tropic Air.

About Tropic Air
With nearly 40 years of service, Tropic Air currently flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 20 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air now employs over 360 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year. It has two additional aircraft on order.

Tropic Air is a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), and recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third time, after joining the program in 2015. Tropic also won the Traveler’s Choice Award in the Specialty and Leisure Category in Latin America in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines.

Journalists with media enquiries, please contact the press office: pr@tropicair.com

Pictured: The Blue Hole during a Tropic Air tour. Photo © 2019 Tony Rath Photography – tonyrath.com and Tropic Air

TROPIC AIR ANNOUNCES INTRODUCTION OF THE BEECH 1900D AIRCRAFT

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PRESS RELEASE San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Friday, September 27, 2019

Tropic Air has announced that it has acquired a twin engine, 19 passenger, Beech 1900D aircraft in a deal worth nearly US$3million. Delivery is scheduled for December with first revenue flight early in the new year. Initially, the aircraft will be placed on current international routes to Cancun, Roatan and Flores. Flying time to those destinations will be significantly reduced.

“The 1900D is a fantastic aircraft. It is fast, pressurized, roomy, and has a stand up cabin,” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “This is a significant investment for Tropic Air, and we are excited to be the first in Belize to fly it. We also hope to buy more.”

“Adding a new aircraft type with new capabilities also means opportunities to look at new regional markets to add to our network, and we intend to do that. The 1900D brings cities such as Guatemala City and San Pedro Sula within a comfortable flying time for our passengers,” said Steve Schulte, CEO. “This investment underscores our commitment to Belize, and to our confidence in tourism.”

The 1900D is a turboprop aircraft that is designed primarily for regional routes. It is popular for its speed and passenger comfort, and is the most successful 19 seat airliner ever built.

About Tropic Air With 40 years of service, Tropic Air currently flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 20 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air now employs over 360 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year. It has two additional aircraft on order. Tropic Air is a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), and recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third time, after joining the program in 2015. Tropic also won the Traveler’s Choice Award in the Speciality and Leisure Category in Latin America in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines. Journalists with media enquiries, please contact the press office: pr@tropicair.com

TROPIC AIR WELCOMES ANOTHER NEW CESSNA 208B GRAND CARAVAN EX

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PRESS RELEASE
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Monday, May 23, 2019

Tropic Air announced today that it has taken delivery of another new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft for its fleet. The aircraft (V3-HIM) arrived at the Philip Goldson International Airport at 3:30pm on Wednesday after a ferry flight from Cessna headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, and comes fully equipped with a G1000 glass cockpit, weather radar and air-conditioning.

“This aircraft represents yet another $5 million vote of confidence in the continued growth of tourism in Belize,” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “The Caravan allows us to serve domestic and regional destinations, and is the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient aircraft in its class. We love its performance and passengers love it for the air-conditioning and comfort.”

“This aircraft is the latest example of our commitment to reinvest our earnings in our employees, our terminals and new aircraft to provide the best possible service to our customers,” commented Steve Schulte, CEO of Tropic Air.

With the addition of this new aircraft, Tropic’s permanent fleet will number 18.

About Tropic Air
With nearly 40 years of service, Tropic Air currently flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 18 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air now employs over 360 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year. It has two additional aircraft on order.

Tropic Air is a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), and recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third time, after joining the program in 2015. Tropic also won the Traveler’s Choice Award in the Speciality and Leisure Category in Latin America in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines.

Journalists with media enquiries, please contact the press office: pr@tropicair.com

TROPIC AIR WINS THE TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AIRLINES AWARD IN THE SPECIALTY & LEISURE CATEGORY IN LATIN AMERICA

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PRESS RELEASE
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tropic Air announces that it has been recognized with the Travelers’ Choice Award in the Specialty and Leisure Category in Latin America in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines. This is the first time any airline in Belize has won any award from TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor awards the world’s top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines by TripAdvisor flyers. These are gathered over a 12-month period.

“This awards validates the hard work and dedication of the 360 Tropic Air employees who have exceeded our guests’ expectations throughout their entire travel experience with us,” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air.

“We are honoured by this award and its recognition is cherished. It makes us strive to continue the work of enhancing, investing in, and improving the experience for all our customers,” said Steve Schulte, CEO of Tropic Air.

To read TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of Tropic Air, go to
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Airline_Review-d10533105-Reviews-Tropic-Air-Belize

For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice award-winning airlines for 2019, visit:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Airlines-cLatinAmerica

About Tropic Air
With nearly 40 years of service, Tropic Air currently flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 20 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air now employs over 360 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year. It has two additional aircraft on order.

Tropic Air recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third time, after joining the program in 2015. In September, Tropic was also admitted as a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), after meeting its professional standards requirements.

Journalists with media enquiries, please contact the press office: pr@tropicair.com

FREAK STORM IN FLORES DAMAGES PARKED TROPIC AIRCRAFT

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July 17th, 2018
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

 

Late this evening, one of our aircraft, a 7 seat GA8 Airvan, was damaged during a freak storm while it was parked for the night at Flores (Peten) airport.

TROPIC AIR ANNOUNCES THE RESUMPTION OF FLIGHTS TO CAYE CAULKER

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PRESS RELEASE
July 16th, 2018
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Tropic Air announced today that it is opening reservations for the resumption of service to and from Caye Caulker (CUK). Reservations can now be made for flights that begin on November 15th, 2018.

“Caye Caulker is an important part of our network, and as Belize’s leading airline, we are thrilled to announce a service resumption date” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “Now that the renovations to the airstrip are nearing completion, we are happy to let the residents know that we are back and ready to fly more tourists to the island.”

“While we have set November 15th as our resumption date, we are prepared to move that date up if the the airport renovation work finishes earlier,” said Steve Schulte, CEO of Tropic Air. “We have also improved our schedule to the island, making it more efficient and giving the island dedicated flights and tours. We are also preparing to break ground on a new terminal facility. This will allow us to expand flights to the island over the coming months, perhaps even adding flights at night.”

Scheduled Blue Hole tours, charters and cargo service will also commence on the same date. The schedule for the resumptions of flights is as follows (all flights are daily).

 

 

The flights are now bookable via the web at The flights are now bookable via the web at tropicair.com, via e-mail at reservations@tropicair.com, by phone at +501 226-2626, via Whatsapp at +501 622-5857, by WebChat, at any of our stations, or by visiting any of our authorized sales agents.

About Tropic Air
With nearly 40 years of service, Tropic Air flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 15 aircraft to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air now employs over 350 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year.

Tropic Air recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third time, after joining the program in 2015. In September, Tropic was also admitted as a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), after meeting its professional standards requirements.

Journalists with media enquiries, please contact the press office: pr@tropicair.com

TROPIC AIR ADDS FLIGHTS BETWEEN BELIZE CITY INT’L & PLACENCIA

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PRESS RELEASE
June 28, 2018
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Tropic Air announced today a substantial increase in flights for visitors to, and residents of,
Placencia. The increase is effective November 15th, 2018 and represents the company’s
confidence in the growth of tourism to Placencia, Maya Beach, Seine Bight and the surrounding
communities.

“Our commitment to the residents and tourism community of Placencia is to increase service in response to demand. We are now doing so,” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “Placencia is an integral part of the network for Tropic Air, and as Belize’s leading airline, we feel that it is important to expand and show our confidence in a growing domestic marketplace.”

The new schedule for Belize International to/from Placencia. New flights are listed in Bold.

The new flights are now bookable via the web at www.tropicair.com, via e-mail at
reservations@tropicair.com, by phone at +501 226-2626, via Whatsapp at +501 622-5857, by
WebChat, at any of our stations, or by visiting any of our authorized sales agents.

About Tropic Air
With nearly 40 years of service, Tropic Air flies over 200 daily scheduled flights with 15 aircraft
to 15 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air now employs over
350 team members and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system
wide this year.

Tropic Air recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the third
time, after joining the program in 2015. In September, Tropic was also admitted as a member of
the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), after meeting its professional standards
requirements.

Journalists with media enquiries, please contact the press office: pr@tropicair.com

 

SUSPENSION OF FLIGHTS TO CAYE CAULKER

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Tropic Air and Maya Island Air hereby inform the public of the suspension of all scheduled flights to the island of Caye Caulker effective October 1, 2017.

The present state of the runway at the island’s airstrip exhibits severe deterioration. As a result, this precautionary measure is necessary to avoid safety and operational challenges beyond acceptable margins for public flight service.

This information has been shared with the Belize Airports Authority and Caye Caulker’s Village Council accompanied by a request for urgent renovation of the runway in order to meet the island’s approaching tourism high season.

Air service will resume to Caye Caulker immediately after completion of necessary renovation works to rehabilitate the island’s airstrip.

Travelers with itineraries, reservations or tickets to Caye Caulker should contact their respective carrier for information regarding the status of the journey and available alternatives to reach this popular island destination.

 

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
September 12th, 2017

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 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.