San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Tropic Air announces that on Friday, January 31st, it accepted delivery if its first Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The 1900D is a modern, twin engine, 19 passenger, regional airliner. It arrived at the the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City at 4:15pm after a ferry flight from the USA. The airliner is to enter revenue service shortly on Tropic Air’s main international routes from Belize City to Cancun, Roatan and Flores.
“The 1900D is a world class airliner. It is fast, pressurized, spacious, and has a stand-up cabin with glass cockpit,” 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 and in Central America to fly it in passenger service.”
“This investment underscores our commitment to Belize, and the future of tourism”, said Steve Schulte, CEO. “Adding a new aircraft with the capabilities of this type gives us the opportunity to expand our network with service between Belize and our neighboring countries, increasing tourism arrivals, and building regional business opportunities for Belizeans.”
The 1900D is a turboprop airliner that is designed primarily for regional routes. It is popular for its speed and passenger comfort. The aircraft can fly from Belize City to Cancun in as little as 50 minutes and has a crew of two.
About Tropic Air
With 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 professionals and will carry over 300,000 passengers and 425,000 items of freight system wide this year.
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 Lesiure Category in Latin America in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines.
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