A new airline will be making direct flights to the Jewel. The Belize Tourism Board said Sun Country Airlines will offer seasonal nonstop service from Minneapolis/Saint Paul to Belize, making it the tenth U.S. city to offer nonstop services to Belize. Roundtrip flights are scheduled for Saturdays starting December 22nd until April 20th next year. Karen Bevans, the Director of Tourism for Belize welcomed the new airline and stated that the Belize Tourism Board is committed to enhancing and expanding tourism programs that contribute to the momentum of the Belizean tourism industry. Ben Brookman, the Vice President of Network and Pricing for Sun Country Airlines said Belize used to be considered a best-kept secret among travelers but now that the secret is out and they are excited to help curious travelers experience it for themselves.