Jamaica’s Ian Fleming Airport Opens January 12!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica News, Jamaica Travel, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

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Okay, not to be picky... but both the new Ian Fleming International Airport at Boscobel and Oracabessa's Goldeneye Resort are located in the beautiful rural parish of Saint Mary on Jamaica's north coast. True, they are very close to Ocho Rios (obviously the nearest well-known resort area) but I think we should give credit where credit is due!! Seems to me people should always know & appreciate where they really are, and St. Mary is a dramatically picturesque parish with a lot of things to do. Apparently the new airport has a passenger lounge, pilot briefing room and customs and immigration points. Wish I had a private jet!! I've been watching the work progress whenever I've passed by in the past few months. There's a brand new jerk eatery just outside with a catchy name that I can't remember... will update the next time I pass it (and try it)!

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Jamaica's Ian Fleming Airport Opens January 12

January 5, 2011 By: Joe Pike

The Ian Fleming International Airport, Jamaica’s third international entry point, is set to launch Jan. 12, just 10 minutes away from the newly reopened GoldenEye Hotel & Resort in Oracabessa.

The new airport is located on the North coast of Jamaica in Ocho Rios. Travelers who enter the country through Ian Fleming International will have convenient access to Ocho Rios' destinations, including Sandals Ocho Rios Resort.

The airport will be officially opened by Prime Minister Bruce Golding with a launch event that will be attended by Fleming’s nieces, Lucy and Kate, as well as Island Outpost founder and music mogul Chris Blackwell.

The airport formerly known as Boscobel Aerodrome has been updated and expanded to accommodate private jets and other small commercial aircraft. It has also received a fitting name change – Ian Fleming was not only a fixture of the area (his Jamaica home is the idyllic GoldenEye Hotel & Resort) but he also helped put Jamaica on the map during the glamorous ‘50s and ‘60s.

The airport will be able to park six international aircraft with a maximum wingspan of 55 feet (16.8 meters) and maximum length of 65 feet (20 meters), plus three small domestic planes. Also available will be JetA1 and AvGas fuel. Initially, international flights will be limited to private aircraft, with a domestic shuttle service between Jamaica’s other airports set to launch at a future date.

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