About PGIA

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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 Values

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


We are here to serve you and make your experience at the Philip Goldson International Airport a pleasant one. Having an issue with the airport? We can fix that.

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