Buenos Aires, Argentina (November 20, 2017) - During this week's Airline Leaders Forum, ALTA (the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) welcomed Tropic Air as its newest airline member.

"I am pleased to welcome new member Tropic Air to our ALTA family as the first airline from Belize to join our association and increasing the value of our initiatives in Central America together," said Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA's Executive Director. "We look forward to their support in growing aviation in the region with joint efforts and providing opportunities to further develop air transport and its benefits for the industry, passengers and communities we serve."

According to Tropic Air Chief Executive Officer Steven Schulte, "It is a great honor for our airline to join ALTA. As Tropic Air has grown over the years, we have had the unique privilege to work with many ALTA member airlines and affiliates. We look forward to exploring new opportunities with the association."

Founded in 1979, by John Greif III, with just a single airplane and two employees, Tropic Air has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize. It now employs over 350 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 16 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air joined IATA's ISSA Registry in 2015. More information can be found at https://www.tropicair.com/about-tropic-air/.