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Sep 12, 2017

Airlines to Suspend Flights to Caye Caulker

This morning, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air announced that they will suspend all scheduled flights to Caye Caulker effective October first. That’s because the runway at the airstrip on the island is badly deteriorated and so to avoid safety and operational challenges, the airlines are taking this necessary step. Both airlines say there is need for urgent renovation of the runway and flights will resume once the works have been completed. But late this evening, the Belize Airports Authority sent out a release saying that works will begin in October. The B.A.A. is in the final stages to secure the funding from the Social Security Board needed for the reconstruction of the runway at the Caye Caulker Municipal airstrip. According to the release, the B.A.A. has been working with consultants and so far, the design has been completed and contractors have submitted bids for the works to be done. They expect to complete the bid evaluation process by Friday of this week.  The project will cost just over seven million Belize dollars and schedule to start in October and should be completed in eight months.

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1 Response for “Airlines to Suspend Flights to Caye Caulker”

  1. John mac says:

    Ok social security keeps crying about them crashing if they don’t raise contribution of the hard working people, but they have the money ready to keep bailing out the government.

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