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Dominica plans international airport

Regional 04 Nov, 2020 Follow News

Dominica’s Douglas Charles Airport is its main one

Dominica has two small airports which seems adequate for its 72,000 population but after decades of debate, plans to build an international airport.

Dominica’s main airport is the Douglas-Charles Airport and the other is Canefield Airport which is used mainly for freight. Dominica offers regular services by American Eagle (American Airlines subsidiary), Winair and LIAT to destinations such as Barbados, Puerto

Rico and Antigua.

The new airport will benefit from growing eco-tourism interest and from an attempt to resurrect its offshore financial sector.

It is an ambitious project, one that will largely be financed by foreigners making donations in exchange for a passport, but the eco-tourism demand alone is one that should grow in years to come.

Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the government acquired 411 acres for the construction of a new international airport. The project is being funded by Dominica's Citizenship by Investment Programme and will be the country's first airport facilitating longer-haul international operations.

The Financial Times' Professional Wealth Management publication ranked Dominica as the world's best Citizenship by Investment programme in its annual CBI Index (2018).

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