San Pedro, Ambergris Caye- Tropic Air and Maya Island Air have notified the traveling public in a joint press release that they will, as of October 1, 2017 suspend flights to and from Caye Caulker.
According to the airlines, the present state of the runway at the island’s airstrip exhibits severe deterioration. As a result, according to the release, a precautionary measure is necessary to avoid safety and operational challenges beyond acceptable margins for public flight service.
According to the two local airline companies, they have also notified relevant others. “This information has been shared with the Belize Airports Authority and Caye Caulker’s Village Council”, according to the airlines.
As was reported by The Belize Herald earlier this week, the Belize Airports Authority will be starting a project to renovate and improve the air strip on Caye Caulker.
According to the joint statement of Tropic and Maya, air service will resume immediately after completion of necessary renovation works to rehabilitate the island’s airstrip.
The two airline companies advise travelers with itineraries, reservations or tickets to Caye Caulker to contact their respective carrier for information regarding the status of the journey and available alternatives to reach this popular island destination.