Haiti Begins Work on Another New International Airport

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Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe lays the first stone (Photo: OPM Haiti)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Just weeks after debuting its new airport terminal in Cap-Haitien, Haiti has begun work on a brand-new airport in Jeremie.

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe laid the ceremonial first stone at the new Jeremie Interantional Airport, located in the Grand’Anse department in the far west of Haiti.

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Above: the current air strip in Jeremie

Jeremie has a small existing airport, although this will represent a brand-new terminal. There is no regularly-scheduled commercial service to the city.

“That new aiport is an effort to support the tourism sector when we know how beautiful are the beaches in the Grand’Anse area,” Lamothe told Caribbean Journal in a statement. “In addition, it will bring jobs and support our efforts to strengthen the local economy.”

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Above: the existing airport operations in Jeremie

Last month’s debut of Cap-Haitien’s new terminal was a major boost for the country, with the launch of new daily service on American Airlines from Miami.

 

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