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Antoine Simon Airport

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Airport type  Public
Location  Les Cayes, Haiti
Address  HT-7, Haiti
Serves  Les Cayes, Haiti
Elevation AMSL  98 ft / 30 m
Code  CYA
Antoine-Simon Airport
Operator  Autorité Aéroportuaire Nationale
Website  http://www.aanhaiti.com/aan/
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Antoine-Simon Airport (IATA: CYA, ICAO: MTCA) is the fourth airport in Haiti in passenger traffic is located near the city of Les Cayes, in Haiti's Southern peninsula.

Contents

This airport is served by scheduled and charter airlines from Port-au-Prince. Here is a List of airports in Haiti.

History

Antoine-Simon Airport was financed and built by the Haitian government and inaugurated on 7 May 2005 by then Prime Minister Gérard Latortue. Taiwan financed the construction of the access road to the airport. It is named after François C. Antoine Simon, the 18th President of Haiti.

The Autorité Aéroportuaire Nationale plans to make this an international airport by extending the runway to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) and adding a terminal with customs and other services.

Expansion

As of February 1, 2013, Haiti has laid the first stone on the expansion of the Antoine-Simon Airport project in Les Cayes. The project to make Antoine-Simon a viable international airport is part of broader efforts aiming at ramping up infrastructure development in Haiti’s South department.

The expansion project will add a new 3,000-metre runway strip and a new terminal to the airport. Haiti officials (Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin) suggest that the airport would open up completely the southern region as the country sees tourism as one of the promising sectors capable of creating thousands of new jobs in the region.

Another airport project is also planned for the neighbouring island of Ile a Vache.

References

Antoine-Simon Airport Wikipedia


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