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#127306 - 09/12/14 07:13 PM Negril aerodrome to close  
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http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=55366

Although Tim Air does fly to other destinations, I imagine a fair chunk of their business is shuttle flight to Negril. Could be the nail in the coffin. I'm sure Tim air and Intralink will fight to keep it open

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#127307 - 09/12/14 08:14 PM Re: Negril aerodrome to close [Re: sabinaandscott]  
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It remains to be seen whether or not the Negril airport will still be open to any flights at all. With no manned fire and emergency equipment on hand, will passenger flights of any sort be allowed. The airport will be decommissioned but it could be maintained as a private airport. I really doubt that any private parties would want to maintain the airport but you never know. I once landed on a golf course in Thailand to pick up passengers. Jamaica now has very nice express bus service around the island which makes it very difficult for short distance flight service to make a profit. I am so glad that we had the experience of the flights from MBJ to NEG.

#127308 - 09/12/14 09:29 PM Re: Negril aerodrome to close [Re: sabinaandscott]  
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It might be a ploy by the Hanover Fire chief to get more money for additional personnel from the central government. Jamaica has been slow to bounce back from the Wall Street credit debacle. I'm sure shutting down the Aerodrome will do more harm than good bring in tourist dollars, and Hanover officials must know this scenario is not good for Negril.

#127309 - 09/12/14 10:39 PM Re: Negril aerodrome to close [Re: sabinaandscott]  
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Ugh, we just made reservations for Oct 3. No money on it, but what a disappointment!!

#127311 - 09/13/14 01:17 AM Re: Negril aerodrome to close [Re: sabinaandscott]  
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Not to worry. Jamaica Airports Authority will or has laid off their employees at the Negril Airport but a private concern will provide needed services and Tim Air will continue their flights. At least that is the present plan.

#127330 - 09/15/14 08:52 PM Re: Negril aerodrome to close [Re: sabinaandscott]  
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The Gleaner story mentions decommissioning.
Decommissioned does not necessarily mean closed, as T-38 points out.

There will be a way to have flights continue.


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