FAQs

Welcome to our frequently asked questions page about the PGIA.  We hope the information is helpful and answers your needs.  Should you have additional questions, please contact us at 501 – 225 – 2045.

Q: How much is overnight parking?

A: Overnight parking is US$9.00.

Q: How much is the Passenger Service Fees?

A: Passenger Service Fees is US$35.50.

Q: What are the regular methods of freight payment?

A: Most freight payments are done with a Company check. However, you can also pay by wire transfer or with a company’s credit card (subject to administrative fee). Payment is sent right around the time the freight is due to arrive, clear customs and be released.

Q: Where can I find a particular airline, flight # and status?

A: Flight information can be found on the Flight Information Display Systems in each Terminal, by contacting your airline directly or by calling (501) 225 – 2045.

Q: Does size matter for air shipment?

A: Yes, air freight is based on both the actual weight and changeable weight of the cargo during the flight, and this brings some limits in.

Q: Is public transportation available from the PGIA to downtown Belize City?

A: Yes.  Taxicabs are available outside the ATB from opening hours.

Q: How early should I arrive before my flight?

A: Passengers are expected to arrive at least 2 to 3 hours prior to scheduled departure of an international flight.

Q: Does the airport offer Wireless Internet access?

A: Yes.  PGIA offers free Wireless Internet access to passengers who have a computer with built-in Wi-Fi technology.

Q: What is the cost per day for parking a car?

A: US$2.00 for exit fee.

Q: Is TSA Pre-Check available at the PGIA?

A: No.

Q: Does the PGIA have a lost and found?

A: Yes.  Items that are left or found in the Terminals are turned over to our Security Office at Ext. 171.  Hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The telephone number is (501) 225 – 2045.  If an item was lost aboard an aircraft or baggage claim area, kindly check with your airline.

Q: Where are the car rental agencies?

A: 13 car rental companies are located across from ATB.

Q: Can I bring liquids in my carry-on?

A: Liquids and gels, placed in containers 3.4 ounces or less and in clear plastic zip-lock bags size 1 quart or smaller, are permitted in carry-ons. Larger quantities must be placed in checked luggage.  Some exceptions are made for baby formula, prescriptions and medications.

Q: Can I take a laptop or CD player or other electronic hand-held games in my carry-on?

A: Yes, but only after laptops are removed from bag, placed in a plastic bin and sent through the X-ray machine.

Q: Are there weight or size restrictions on carry-ons?

A: Kindly contact your airline for its policy on checked and carry-on luggage or visit the airline’s website.

Q: What does the ‘S.W.’ in Philip S. W. Goldson stand for?

A: The initials stand for Stanley Wilberforce.

Q: Is it possible to drop off or pick up someone in front of a Terminal?

A: Yes, but only for active loading or unloading.

Q: What security features are in place at the PGIA?

A: Passengers can expect baggage and vehicles to be searched; unattended items removed; suspicious activities dealt with; removal of shoes, jackets, belts, watches, electronic items as passengers are screened; the prohibition of explosive and hazardous materials; and presence of personnel from Belize’s Police, Customs, Health and Immigration Departments.

Q: Can an organization advertise at the PGIA?

A: Yes.  Call 610 – 674 – 6195 or email: Jovita_Martel@clearchannel.com

Q: Are there signs at the airport?

A: Yes. Hanging signs and a color code system provide information, directing passengers to various locations and services.

Q: Is there a ground handling service at the airport?

A: Yes.  Aero Dispatch Services Ltd. is the authorized agent for ground handling services and can be reached at 501 – 225 – 2163.

Q: Can I request the use of a wheelchair at the airport?

A: Yes.  All the airlines provide wheelchair service upon request.

Q: Is there a limit on how much money a passenger can bring in or take out?

A: Passengers must declare an amount exceeding US$10,000 when entering or leaving Belize.