Pack your bags and get set for an amazing vacation to Belize. Whether you’re coming to this peaceful English-speaking nation in Central America to relax and unwind or are set on thrilling adventures, you’ll find plenty to do, see, and experience in Belize. Enjoy a laid-back Caribbean vibe in this land of many cultures that offer a delicious medley of music, food, and hospitality that make this such a special country. Whether you’re coming to experience the many pristine delights of nature on display in this hidden gem that features miles of beaches, a coral reef bursting with a kaleidoscope of life, jungles, caves, and hundreds of species of brightly-colored tropical birds or want to clamber up a thousand-year old Maya pyramid, there’s always something to delight your senses in Belize.
All international flights land at Philip Goldson International Airport (airport code BZE). The airport is located approximately 10 miles north of Belize City near the town of Ladyville. The Black Orchid Resort is just a short 15-minute drive from the airport. The resort is ideally situated near many of the top attractions in the country, including the Belize Zoo, the Maya ruins of Altun Ha, and historic downtown Belize City with its marine terminals that offer connections to the offshore islands.
Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) has international service via American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, U.S. Airways and Southwest to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami and Newark, N.J., in the United States as well as San Salvador (El Salvador), Flores/Guatemala City (Guatemala), Merida and Cancun (Mexico), Panama City (Panama), and San Pedro Sula, Roatan and Tegucigalpa (Honduras).
In October 2016, WestJet started offering direct flights from Toronto, Canada to Belize City, Belize and this year, Southwest will be flying directly from Denver, Colorado to Belize City, Belize.
Belize Airport Codes
San Pedro (SPR)
Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. (BZE)
Punta Gorda (PND)
Caye Caulker (CUK)
Belize City Municipal (TZA)
Caye Chapel (CYC)
Town Airstrip (CYD)
Orange Walk (ORZ)
Independence and Mango Creek (INB)
The airport offers domestic air connections to the top tourist destinations in Belize including San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Corozal, Dangriga/Hopkins, San Ignacio, and Punta Gorda via domestic carriers Maya Island Air and Tropic Air.
Once you land at the airport, you’ll disembark, go through baggage claim and then clear customs. Once through into the arrivals area, our friendly drivers will be there to pick you up and drive you to our beautiful resort.
Additional Information on Belize’s International Airport
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
P. O. Box 1564
Ladyville, Belize District
Phone: (501) 225 -2045
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
Daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Beyond normal hours, services are available upon request.
Government of Belize and Belize Airports Authority / Belize Airport Concession Company Limited
Latitude / Longitude:
17 degrees 32 minutes 24 seconds North
088 degrees 18 minutes 48 seconds West
Elevation Above Sea Level:
32 degrees C
Distance from Downtown Belize City:
Total Airport Area:
Check-In counters for all airlines are located in Terminals 1 and 2. Passengers are encouraged to arrive 2 to 3 hours before scheduled departure of flight. Airline check-in facilities are located as follows:
Maya Island Air
9,900 feet long / 735,800 square feet
Airport Terminal Building:
The Airport Terminal Building measures 110,000 square feet and includes the international and domestic terminals with a total of 7 departure gates.
Car Park A and B provide a total of 390 parking spaces. Users pay a US$2.00 exit fee in Car Park A. Car Park B is for airport employees.
There is a stand-alone, full-service 12,000 square feet Air Cargo Terminal Building with eight cargo operators – Amerijet, Aero Dispatch, Fedex, DHL, E-Zone, AeroPost, Belize Post Office, and Sidasheari.
Rental Services Center:
Immediately across from the Airport Terminal Building is located a rental services center. There are 14 car rental agencies – A-class Auto Rental; AQ Auto Rental; AVIS Car Rental; Crystal Auto Rentals; Explore Belize Auto Rental; Hertz/Safari Belize; Jabiru Auto Rental; JMA Budget Rentals Ltd.; National Alamo Rent A Car Rental; Pancho’s Auto Rental; Thrifty Auto Rental; Vista Auto Rental.
There are several concession outlets throughout the ATB – 8 duty-free stores, 15 retail and convenience outlets, 2 ATMs, Atlantic Bank, 2 restaurants, 2 Delis, and a shoe shine outfit.
The PGIA was designated as a non-smoking airport in 2003. Smoking is only permitted outside the Airport Terminal Building.
Passengers have access to banking services at Atlantic Bank Limited located in Terminal 2. Automated Teller Machines are located in both Terminals 1 and 2. There is a full-service Belize Bank branch just at the junction with the Philip Goldson Highway.
Courtesy white telephones are located in all areas of the airport. To contact the Administration Offices dial 0. Public telephones are located within the airport and accept major credit cards and BTL calling cards. Local operators can be reached at 115. Internet Kiosks and cell-phone charging stations are available in the Departure Hall. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the Terminals. A telecommunications office is located in the Rental Services Center.