• The Latin America Report

Jamaica considers 4th international airport

Jamaica is considering adding a fourth international airport, to be situated on its south coast.

The Caribbean island’s prime minister said the government is eyeing property about 90 km from Kingston’s Normal Manley International Airport.


“As we look to the future, it is inevitable that Jamaica may have to build from scratch a modern airport,” PM Andrew Holness said.


The proposed site, Vernamfield Aerodrome, which was once a Second World War US Air Force base, is currently owned by the Airports Authority of Jamaica. It’s been closed since 1949.



DRAFTJS_BLOCK_KEY:aaa1fJamaica is considering adding a fourth international airport, to be situated on its south coast.