Canefield Airport

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Canefield Airport
View of the Canefield Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Dominica
OperatorDominica Air & Sea Ports Authority
ServesRoseau, Dominica
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates15°20′12″N 61°23′32″W / 15.33667°N 61.39222°W / 15.33667; -61.39222Coordinates: 15°20′12″N 61°23′32″W / 15.33667°N 61.39222°W / 15.33667; -61.39222
DCF is located in Dominica
Location in Dominica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 954 3,130 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] SkyVector[2] Bing Maps[3]

Canefield Airport (IATA: DCF, ICAO: TDCF) is an airport on the west coast of the island nation of Dominica. It is 3 miles (5 km) north of Roseau, the capital. Construction began in early 1979 with British funding, shortly after Dominica's independence.[4] It is about one hour away from the second largest city Portsmouth. It is one of only two airports in the island nation of Dominica, the other being Douglas-Charles Airport.

Hurricane Maria damaged the tower & terminal of the airport. Construction has already begun to fix the damages
Works being done on the airport.


The Canefield Airport has one runway 01/19, which measures 3130 feet (954 metres) by 75 feet. Runway 01 has a 500-foot displaced threshold. There is mountainous terrain to the east, and rising terrain north and south, with the Caribbean sea to the west. Commercial operators require proficiency checks for their crews to be able to operate at the airport.


Most of these flights operate with turboprop and piston aircraft such as the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Beechcraft King Air and the Aero Commander 500, Cessna aircraft, Freighters, and private aircraft.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate passenger flights to the Canefield Airport:

Air Antilles Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre (suspended)[5]
Airawak Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Castries
Anguilla Air Services[6] Seasonal: Anguilla, Antigua, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts, St. Maarten
Coastal Air Saint Croix, St. Maarten
Seasonal: Anguilla, Nevis, St. Eustatius
Express Carrier LLC Anguilla, Saint Croix, St. Thomas
Seasonal: Antigua, Nevis, Saint Kitts, Tortola
Fly Montserrat Seasonal: Montserrat


The following airlines operate charter flights into the Canefield Airport

Fly BVI Ltd Beef Island
Caribbean Helicopters Antigua
Island Birds San Juan, Antigua
St Barth Commuter Saint Barthélemy, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint Martin
St Barth Executive Pointe-à-Pitre, Port of Spain
SXM Airways St. Maarten
Trans Anguilla Airways Anguilla


Coastal Air St. Croix
Express Carrier LLC St. Thomas
DHL Antigua


The busiest routes year round to the Canefield Airport.

Rank City Top Carriers
1 Christiansted, St. Croix Coastal Air, Express Carrier LLC
2 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Express Carrier LLC
3 Phillipsburg, St. Maarten Anguilla Air Services, Coastal Air

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On Tuesday, March 1, 2011 a Rockwell Shrike Commander aircraft right main gear blew and the aircraft veered off the runway to the right. There were no injuries and this mishap is still unexplained.[7]
  • On Thursday, February 16, 2012 a Cessna 402 made an emergency landing. It landed without further incident.[8]
  • On Thursday, February 27, 2014 a Cessna 404 aircraft ran off the runway, suffered damage to the left wing.[9]
  • On Sunday, February 8, 2015 a private Cessna 404 aircraft coming from Venezuela ran off the runway, suffered extensive damage...[10]
  • On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 a Rockwell Shrike Commander aircraft upon landing suffered nose gear failure.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for Canefield Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Canfield Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Canefield Airport". Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ United Press International (UPI) (January 3, 1979). "New Dominica airport". The Hour. Norwalk, Connecticut. p. 18. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air Antilles schedules new sectors in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
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