John A. Osborne Airport

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John A. Osborne Airport

Gerald's Airport
Montserrat Airport (15632994595).jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Montserrat
OperatorNigel Osborne
ServesBrades
LocationMontserrat
Hub forFlyMontserrat
ABM Air
LIAT (desist 1995)
Elevation AMSL550 ft / 168 m
Coordinates16°47′29″N 062°11′36″W / 16.79139°N 62.19333°W / 16.79139; -62.19333Coordinates: 16°47′29″N 062°11′36″W / 16.79139°N 62.19333°W / 16.79139; -62.19333
Map
TRPG is located in Montserrat
TRPG
TRPG
Location in Montserrat
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 553 1,814 Asphalt
Source: Eastern Caribbean AIP valid 16 March 2006[1]

John A. Osborne Airport (until 2008 called Gerald's Airport) (IATA: MNI, ICAO: TRPG) is a small airport located in the village of Gerald's on the island of Montserrat, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean Sea.

History[edit]

Gerald's passenger terminal was dedicated in February 2005 by Anne, Princess Royal and the facility was formally opened on 11 July 2005. It features a 600-metre runway, a restaurant, modern air traffic control technology, and immigration facilities. It is the only airport in the Caribbean with a public tunnel under its runway. The total cost of construction was approximately US$18.5 million.

The completion of Gerald's Airport allowed for the resumption of regular commercial airline service to Montserrat for the first time since 1997, when W. H. Bramble Airport, which had been the island's only aviation gateway, was destroyed by an eruption of the nearby Soufrière Hills volcano. Between 1997 and 2005, Montserrat had been accessible only by helicopters, boats and seaplanes.

The airport's name was changed in July 2008 to honour John Osborne, long-standing Chief Minister of Montserrat.[2]

The airline FlyMontserrat has its headquarters on the airport property.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
ABM Air Antigua
Charter: Barbuda
FlyMontserrat Antigua
Charter: Anguilla, Barbados, Barbuda, Castries, Dominica–Canefield, Dominica–Douglas-Charles, Fort-de-France, Nevis, Pointe-à-Pitre, St. Barthélemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Tortola, Vieux Fort
Trans Anguilla Airways Charter: Anguilla

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastern Caribbean AIP
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Contact Us." FlyMontserrat. Retrieved on 8 October 1990.

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