Belize City, Belize – May 14, 2015 – On Wednesday, May 13th, Southwest Airlines held a press conference in Houston, at the Houston City Hall, where the CEO of the airlines, Garry Kelly, announced that the daily, direct flights to Belize, Mexico and Costa Rica will begin on October 15th, as well as Jamaica and Liberia beginning November 1st. He was joined by the Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, at a beach theme setting, where future Southwest destinations were present.
A Belize delegation was present for the announcement and “Beach Bash,” which was held after the press conference. In attendance were the Director of Tourism – Mrs. Karen Bevans, Chairman of the Board – Dr. Carla Barnett, Director of Marketing – Ms. Karen Pike, along with representatives of Tropic Air and the Belize Airport Concession.
Travel Trade Manager – Michelle Flowers, and Senior Officer – Deborah Gilharry were there to share information with the public about making Belize their next vacation destination.
The Belize diaspora was invited, along with travel agents in the area.
Tickets can now be purchased on Southwest’s website https://www.southwest.com/. There will be no ticket agent in Belize, therefore, this is the only mode for purchasing tickets for Southwest Airlines flights.
For more information on this flight, please visit the Southwest Airlines website at https://www.southwest.com/.