Southwest Making It Easy For You to Visit Belize
On June 4, 2017, the inaugural Southwest Airlines flight from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) landed in Belize City (BZE). The new Fort Lauderdale-Belize route is Southwest’s third non-stop route to Belize City. Southwest first began flying to Belize from its hub at the Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) in 2015 and then added a second route from Denver (DIA) in March of 2017.
As part of its expansion plans to more international markets, Southwest is currently offering fares to Belize as low as $79 per segment. According to Southwest’s website, round-trip fares from Fort Lauderdale to Belize City begin at around $400. The flight departs Fort Lauderdale weekly at 11:30 AM and arrives in Belize City at 11:45 AM local time, a travel time of just over two hours.
Belize is rapidly becoming one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. All four of the biggest airlines in the United States, including Delta, Southwest, American Airlines, and United Airlines, all operate non-stop flights to Belize City from major cities across the country, leading to sharp decreases in ticket prices. Canadians too now benefit from increased competition as Air Canada, the eighth-largest airline in the world, has joined WestJet Airlines in offering non-stop service from Toronto to Belize.
The new Fort Lauderdale to Belize City flight lands in plenty of time for travelers to make an onward domestic flight connection to the airstrip in Placencia, Belize. Both of Belize’s domestic air carriers, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air, operate numerous daily flights from the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City (BZE) to Placencia (PLJ).
Barefoot Rentals and Services is a locally owned and operated travel company based in Placencia, Belize. Barefoot has a wide range of vehicles perfectly suited for traveling around the peninsula and the region, including SUVs, motorbikes, golf carts, and scooter/mopeds. Having your own vehicle makes it easy to explore Placencia on your own itinerary and attend popular events like the June Lobsterfest, a three-day celebration of music, games, and the opening of the lobster fishing season in Belize.
Barefoot Rentals and Services offers travelers to Placencia a full range of vacation services, including booking tours to the top destinations in the country as well as lodging at the finest hotels and resorts in Belize. Barefoot also provides private ground transfers and shuttle services to and from anywhere in the country.