Antoine-Simon Airport

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Antoine Simon Airport

Aéroport des Cayes
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAutorité Aéroportuaire Nationale
ServesLes Cayes, Haiti
Elevation AMSL98 ft / 30 m
Coordinates18°16′16″N 73°47′18″W / 18.27111°N 73.78833°W / 18.27111; -73.78833Coordinates: 18°16′16″N 73°47′18″W / 18.27111°N 73.78833°W / 18.27111; -73.78833
Websitehttp://aan.gouv.ht/
Map
CYA is located in Haiti
CYA
CYA
Location in Haiti
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,060 3,478 Asphalt
Sources: WAD[1] Google Maps[2] GCM[3]

Antoine-Simon Airport (IATA: CYA, ICAO: MTCA) is the fourth airport in Haiti in passenger traffic[4] and is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of Les Cayes, a Caribbean coastal city in Haiti's Southern peninsula.

Both runway ends have displaced thresholds. The Cayes non-directional beacon (Ident: CAY) is located 0.4 nautical miles (0.7 km) southeast of the runway.[5]

This airport is served by scheduled and charter airlines from Port-au-Prince.[6]

History[edit]

The airport is named after François C. Antoine Simon, the 18th President of Haiti (1908–1911). It was financed and built by the Haitian government and inaugurated on 7 May 2005 by then Prime Minister Gérard Latortue.[7] Taiwan financed the construction of the access road to the airport.

Expansion[edit]

On February 1, 2013, Haiti laid the first stone on the expansion of the Antoine-Simon Airport. The Autorité Aéroportuaire Nationale plans to make it an international airport by extending the runway to 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) and adding a terminal with customs and other services.

The project is part of broader efforts to ramp up infrastructure development in Haiti’s South department.[8] Haiti officials (Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin) suggested that the airport would open up completely the southern region as the country sees tourism as a promising sector capable of creating thousands of jobs in the region.[9]

Another airport is being built on the neighboring island of Île-à-Vache.

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