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Montserrat New Airport Will Finally Open In July  
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

Ten years after a volcano eruption destroyed the airport of the Caribbean island of Montserrat, a new airport will open on July 11th.
The runway will be 600mtrs. long.
The island with the airport code MNI can then be reached by 4 daily Winair (WM) Twin-Otter flights out of Antigua.



Since the island could only be reached by helicopter service and boat, the tourism industry was down and turned Montserrat into one of the poorest islands of the Caribbean.
I wish Montserrat a lot of success with the new airport.
And maybe this also helps their soccer team to leave rank 202 (from 205)  bigthumbsup .

Here some links:
http://www.visitmontserrat.com/travel.htm
http://www.montserrat-newsletter.com

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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Cute. And probably the smallest airport in world with road tunnel under the runway! Didn't the old airport get LIAT Dash8s?


` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2575 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

I see CONVIASA's Dash7 landing in there...

Edit:
Nevermind, for a moment I thought Montserrat was independent, so it would be a valious vote for Chavez in the OAS. Now I see it is an overseas dept of the UK

[Edited 2005-04-23 17:06:15]

User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 2):
I see CONVIASA's Dash7 landing in there...

Why ? Is the Governor from Montserrat a good friend from Hugo Chavez ?  spin 

Quoting Voodoo (Reply 1):
Didn't the old airport get LIAT Dash8s?

True, in the past LIAT was also flying to MNI. And I am a bit surprised that Winair will now be serving Montserrat from ANU because this is LIAT territory. WM is at home in SXM.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

What will be the largest aircraft type capable of operations to and from Montserrat?

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