Flights from Belmopan

Hector Silva Airstrip is located in Belmopan, Belize at 17.269444 latitude and -88.776111 longitude. The airport was expanded by the British army in the past, to let the airstrip accept larger planes. Nowadays, the airstrip functions as a temporary landing facility for Belize Defence Forces, and only operates scheduled commercial flights to local destinations within Belize. The airstrip has a small terminal with a runway that measures 1,100 metres or 3,700 feet.

Where to go

Among Belize’s top destinations include Ambergris Caye, Xunantunich, Lamanai, Caye Caulker, Great Blue Hole, Belize Zoo, Caracol, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Museum of Belize, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and Actun Tunichil Muknal, to name a few. Hol Chan Marine Reserve, located near Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, is a marine reserve that measures around 4,500 acres or 18 square kilometres. The reserve is home to coral reefs, in addition to seagrass beds and mangrove forest. Founded in 1987, the reserve can be divided into various zones namely Zone A to D and has had 37,000 visitors in 2001.

Hector Silva Airstrip does operate flights to short-haul destinations. International short-haul stops that can be reached via Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport include Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, United States. When within Chicago, points of interest include Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, Willis Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo, Adler Planetarium, Lincoln Park, John Hancock Center, and more. Established in 1930 by Max Adler, the Adler Planetarium, is America’s first planetarium and part of Chicago's Museum Campus, which also include the Field Museum, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and The Field Museum. When within the planetarium, there are three full-sized theatres, with exhibitions, collections, among others.

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport does not operate long-haul flights. Get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and reach long-haul destinations such as Seoul, South Korea; Frankfurt, Germany; Doha, Qatar; and London, United Kingdom. These destinations can be reached within ten to 17 hours, depending on the destination and airline of choice. Some of the attractions that should not be missed when within Doha, Qatar include Museum of Islamic Art, Doha; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art; Doha Corniche; Barzan Tower, Villaggio Mall, Qatar National Museum, The Kingdom of Allam, Al Wajbah, Doha Golf Club, Aspire Tower, and more. When within Doha, visit Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art is a museum that focuses on contemporary art while supporting creativity, dialogue, and new ideas. The museum occupies an area of around 5,500 square metres or 59,000 square feet, houses over 6,000 artworks, with exhibitions that include Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection; Adel Abdessemed: L'age d'or; Mona Hatoum: Turbulence; and Etal Adnan In All her Dimensions; to name a few.

How to get out

Hector Silva Airstrip has flights to Belize City, Caye Caulker, San Pedro, and San Ignacio via Topic Air. These local destinations are served by airports such as Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Belize City Municipal Airport, Caye Caulker Airport, San Pedro Airport, and Matthew Spain Airport. Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport has flights to Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Salvador, Atlanta, Cancun, Houston, Chicago, Newark, and Charlotte, among others. The airports that operate include American Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, Delta Air Lines, Maya Island Air, Southwest Airlines, Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos, Tropic Air, United Airlines, and US Airways operated by American Airlines.

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