Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced plans for the anticipated international airport, funded by the popular Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme. Skerrit said around 411 acres have been acquired to build the airport with compensation to landowners expected to be completed by next week. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
Skerrit said that once completed, the airport will have the capacity to accept long-haul flights and thus improve air access to the island. Before the global lockdowns, Dominica’s eco-tourism sector was enjoying international acclaim. The island's real estate options had garnered the attention of publications like Travel + Leisure, Caribbean Travel Awards and Conde Nast Traveller.
Dominica's tourism sector has also been bolstered in recent years, thanks to the island's CBI Programme. The programme has helped fund globally renowned brands like Hilton and Kempinski on its shores while also bolstering unique boutique resorts like Secret Bay.