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Tropic Air Belize


San Pedro, Belize
January 23rd, 2023

Tropic Air today announced the appointment of D. Maximillian Greif (Max) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Greif will take over executive leadership from Steve Schulte on January 30th, 2023.

“I am honored to serve Tropic’s employees, customers and fellow Belizeans in this role,” Mr. Greif said. “Tropic understands its responsibility as a pillar of the national economy, and to those people whose livelihood depend on it. I am grateful to be part of the stewardship of that responsibility by serving alongside approximately 300 dedicated employees.”


“As Tropic enters this next chapter, my focus will be to ensure that we grow profitably and sustainably by investing in our product, service, and our values-driven employee culture,” Mr. Greif said. “We will lead the effort of growing and creating new opportunities for Belize by, among other things, investing in our network. This will include offering more domestic and international flights.”


“Finally, I want to give my sincerest thank you to departing CEO Steve Schulte, for his 30 years of exceptional leadership and contributions to not only Tropic, but to tourism in Belize,” continued Mr. Greif. “As Tropic enters its 45th year of flying, it is already a thriving airline in a very competitive environment. We are grateful for Steve Schulte’s leadership, and for everything he has done to provide Tropic with a solid base for expansion and further success. I also want to thank my father and Tropic Air’s founder, John E. Greif III for instilling a love of aviation and more importantly for his support and encouragement to return home to Belize and accept this responsibility.”

Mr. Greif joins Tropic from United Airlines where he served as Senior Principal of Strategic Development. He has also held several positions at American Airlines and in the Financial Services sector in New York. A graduate of Rider University with a degree in International Business and Economics, Mr. Greif is a Belizean, having grown up on San Pedro.

Tropic Air flies to 12 destinations in Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, with 17 aircraft. It is a member of the Latin American Airlines Association (ALTA), and recently successfully completed IATA’s Industry Standard Safety Audit for the fifth time, after joining the program in 2015.


For passenger information, our reservations and information team is available daily from 6AM to 9PM (Belize time) at (+501) 226-2626 or (+501) 226-2012. You can also contact them at, via the chat feature on our website, or via WhatsApp at (+501) 622-5857. Please also follow our Facebook page or our Twitter feed @tropicairbelize for important updates.

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  • Tamara Lino

    Welcome hoping for better years ahead. I am a tropic customer and appreciate all the upgrades of the Dangriga branch office. One thing I must request is more flights on holidays !!! Great service satisfy customer!!!!!!

    January 23, 2023 at 2:51 pm
  • Martha Eisele-Sisk

    Tropic Air is in good hands with Max as CEO. Congratulations to Max and Tropic Air.

    January 23, 2023 at 3:53 pm
  • Eddie Edward Halliday

    Congratulations Mr Max Grief On Your New Undertaking Of Stewarding Our Loving Tropic Air I Am Very For Your Return And Wish You Every Success Best Regards

    January 23, 2023 at 5:47 pm
  • Cherrie maggard

    Congratulations Mr Max Grief. Wish ever success

    January 25, 2023 at 11:39 am
  • Ken McMurray

    Congratulations Max on your return to San Pedro and Tropic Air. I have visited San Pedro 9 times and have only used Tropic Air as my ride from Goldson Int. and back. I just left San Pedro on Feb 9 after adopting a 2 year old dog from Saga. We will be transporting her to Goldson with your Airlines. Please take great care of her, this will be her first flight ever.
    Thanks again and Congratulations on your new position. I hope to meet you on the Island on my next trip down.
    Ken Arizona USA.

    March 8, 2023 at 8:53 am

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