GAP begins operation of Jamaica’s Norman Manly Airport
GAP has begun its operation of Norman Manley Airport and has said it will invest $60 million to extend and modernise the Jamaican airport.
Raúl Revuelta, CEO of GAP, at the Kingston Airport operations commencement ceremony (credit: GAP).
GAP was given 12 months for the transition and takeover of the operation and administration of KIN and 25 years for the concession, according to the terms of the contract signed in October 2018. One of the company’s commitments is to improve the infrastructure and equipment of the airport. During the first 36 months of its operation, GAP says it expects to make an investment of $60 million in extension and modernisation works at the airport.
At the formal presentation ceremony of the airport’s operations, GAP’s Director General, Raúl Revuelta said: “To compete for the operation of Norman Manley Airport represents a strategic decision that will contribute towards GAP’s positioning and it will strengthen the development and growth of Jamaica’s main airports.”
During 2018, KIN served a total of 1.7 million passengers. For the January to September 2019 period, KIN served a total of 1.4 million passengers, representing an increase of 8.4 percent compared to the same period of 2018.
This is the 14th airport operated by GAP, which operates in 12 international airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica, servicing over 330 destinations through 35 airlines.