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MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT UPDATE.

Following the passage in January 2002 of the Airports (Economic Regulation) Act, Transport Minister Robert Pickersgill announced plans for the upgrading of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay as well as the privatization of operations. The U.S. Embassy-Kingston provides the following update:

In 2001, YVRAS Consortium, headed by Vancouver Airport Services of Canada was granted selected bidder status by the Government and negotiations began for a 30-year concession to develop, manage and operate the airport. A US$200 million upgrade and expansion of the airport, in two phases, is envisaged; Sangster is the larger of Jamaica's two international airports.

About three million passengers pass through the airport annually and growth is projected at between 3% and 5% percent per annum. There is a severe strain on the availability of aircraft parking positions. Details: E.A. Finlay, USFC Kingston, 2 Oxford Rd., Kingston 5, Jamaica. Tel:(876) 926-8115. Fax: (876) 920-2580. Email: usfcskingston@jamweb.net

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Date:Mar 1, 2002
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