The 9,900 feet runway, with its 735,800 square feet of parking apron accommodating 10 aircraft, is adjacent to an 110,000 sq. ft. Airport Terminal Building which houses Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, duty free shops in both Arrival and Departure Halls, restaurants, car rentals, taxis, VIP Lounge, a bank, travel agencies, car parks and a 12,000 sq. ft. Air Cargo Terminal Building with 8 cargo operators. Oversight bodies of the PGIA include the International Civil Aviation Organization (I.C.A.O.), the Transportation Safety Administration (T.S.A.)(applicable only to American-registered airlines), the Department of Civil Aviation (D.C.A.) and the Belize Airports Authority (B.A.A.).
Dedicated in memory of Belizean nationalist, Hon. Philip S.W. Goldson, the PGIA is Belize’s busiest and largest international airport and is committed to delivering exceptional passenger experiences and conveniences.
The airport was originally built in 1943 when a 5,000 feet asphalt runway, a taxiway and a small apron were constructed. In 1944, a terminal building was constructed and inaugurated on 15 January 1945.
The PGIA is designated as a Category 8 Airport in accordance with ICAO Annex 14.
To be one of the region’s most exemplary air services provider, a leader in airport management and aviation business, and the choice of travelers and workers.
To strengthen Belize as a vibrant destination of regional and international aviation through the (1) delivery of operational excellence and affordable, high-value services in good facilities, (2) expansion of customer satisfaction, employee growth and global access, and (3) pursuit of market growth opportunities, innovation and quality.
Our airport community is governed by the following uncompromising principles: respecting and valuing human resources; upholding highest standards of safety and security; working in partnership with stakeholders; operating with a sense of urgency, integrity and discipline; caring for the environment; and assuming responsibility for our actions and decisions.
Meet our Managers
Ms. Priscilla Stephenson, Manager of Finance & Administration
Mr. Enrique Hoare, Manager of Operations
Mr. Ian Flowers, Senior Duty Manager
Mr. Emile Evans, Duty Manager
Mr. Keagan Moore, Duty Manager
Mr. Mark Talbert, Chief Fire Officer
Mr. Jason Pascual, Accountant
Mr. Glenford Reid, Chief Security Officer
Mr. Jorge L. Espat, Chief Executive Officer