Mexican Company to Operate Kingston Airport
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Mexican company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico will be the new operator of the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, or GAP, has been operating Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport since April 2015; the company opreates 13 international airports in Mexico and Jamaica.
In a statement, the company said it would look to “improve the infrastructure and equipment to fulfill passengers’ needs.”
“We will collaborate with the government of Jamaica in identifying tourism development opportunities and possible investors from Mexico; as well as explore potential growth for new resorts, tourism facilities and time-share business in parts of the country where the connectivity provided by the airport could be a catalyst”, mentioned Raul Revuelta, Chief Executive Officer of GAP.
The fast-growing airport company has invested more than $1.2 billion in its airport portfolio, managing 40.7 million passengers last year.
It’s the latest in a wave of Caribbean airports run by Mexico-based groups, including, most notably, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín Airport.