F.D. Roosevelt Airport

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F.D. Roosevelt Airport
Sint Eustatius runway.jpg
Airport runway in the center of picture, Quill volcano in the background
IATA: EUXICAO: TNCE
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Island Government of Sint Eustatius
Operator Island Government of Sint Eustatius
Serves Oranjestad
Location Sint Eustatius
Elevation AMSL 129 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 17°29′47″N 062°58′46″W / 17.49639°N 62.97944°W / 17.49639; -62.97944Coordinates: 17°29′47″N 062°58′46″W / 17.49639°N 62.97944°W / 17.49639; -62.97944
Map
TNCE is located in Netherlands Antilles
TNCE
TNCE
Location in Sint Eustatius
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,300 4,265 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

F.D. Roosevelt Airport (IATA: EUXICAO: TNCE) is the airport located on the island of Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. It was opened as "Golden Rock Airport" in 1946 and renamed for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As of 2012, the only commercial aircraft that serves the island is the DHC-6 Twin Otter (can operate chartered flights with Britten-Norman Islander and Cessna 208 Caravan), although the runway can accommodate larger turboprop aircraft and some smaller jets.

Facilities[edit]

The airport is built to support small aircraft. It has almost no terminal but rather a single story building to process passengers and baggage, as well as customs area.[3] A two story tower is attached, but airport has no control tower. There are no jetways or services and a small tarmac allows for aircraft passengers to disembark.

Future Development[edit]

The island is not a traditional Caribbean tourist destination and so it does not have the overcrowded beaches and blueprint resorts. The local government has, however, sought to increase tourism by attracting visitors to visit its dive sites, hike its dormant volcano The Quill and explore the remains of its colonial history and the restored historical city of Oranjestad. Part of this plan is a proposed 1,000-foot (300 m) extension of the runway, in order to accommodate even larger aircraft and additional destinations.

Transportation[edit]

Access to the airport is by private vehicle or taxi service to the surrounding areas of the island.[3] Main access to the airport is by Max T Pandt Boulevard.

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Winair Saba, Sint Maarten

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
FlyMontserrat Montserrat
St Barth Commuter Saint Barthélemy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for TNCE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for EUX at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ a b A-Z World Airports Online - BES Islands airports - St Eustatius - F D Roosevelt Airport (EUX/TNCE)

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