Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How early should I arrive at the airport before my flight?

A: Passengers should arrive to the airport 30 minutes prior to departure.

Q: Do I need my passport to fly domestically?

A: Passports are not required to fly domestically but passengers are required to present a valid identification card to the travel agent.

Q: Do you use visual flight rules (VFR) or instrument flight rules (IFR) at the aerodromes?

A: All domestic aerodromes use visual flight rules (VFR).

Q: What are the aircraft weight restrictions for domestic aerodromes?

A: Aircraft weight restrictions for aerodromes are as follows: those aircraft whose Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) which does not exceed 20,000 pounds are allowed to operate at the John Greif II Airport, Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport and Hector Silva Airstrip; all other aerodromes operate with a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) not exceeding 12,500 pounds.

Q: Is there parking provided for customers at the Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport?

A: The Belize Airports Authority and the Airline Operators provide parking for customers at our aerodromes. As an example, the SBBMA boasts over 150 parking spaces.

Q: How do you obtain a permit to fly international aircrafts locally?

A: To obtain a permit to fly an international aircraft locally, the applicant must contact the Belize Department of Civil Aviation for an International Landing Permit then apply to the Belize Airports Authority with all the relevant information.

Q: What should I do if I would like to work at the Belize Airports Authority?

A: All resumes are to be addressed and sent to the General Manager, Belize Airports Authority, Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport, Belize City, Belize.

Q: What are the parking fees for domestic and international aircrafts?

A: The Parking Fee per day is a standard $4.00 per 10,000lbs. For any aircraft less than 10,000 lbs., the fee is $1.50 for aircrafts up to 4,000 lbs. and $2.00 for aircrafts over 4,000 lbs.