Maurice Bishop International Airport

 

 

Formerly Point Salines International Airport opened October 28, 1984

 

The Grenada Airports Authority (The Authority) is a statutory organisation established on October 1985 by the Government of Grenada under the Grenada Airports Authority Act of 1985 and subsequently amended in 1998. The Act established the Authority as a corporate body with power to manage, control and supervise airports and to promote the use of such airports in the national interest.

 

At present the Authority is responsible for the management of three (3) airports in Grenada, namely:

 

Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), the newest and largest of the three, which was constructed during the period 1979-1985.

Lauriston Airport, located at Carriacou the largest island in the Grenadines.

Pearls Airport, Grenada's original airport. Now abandoned.

 

 

The Authority's head office is located at Point Salines. From this location all administrative and maintenance support to its facilities are directed.

 

Operator: Grenada Airports Authority (GAA), constituted under the Grenada Airports Authority Act No. 9 of 1985.

 

Location

The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) from the capital St George’s (city centre) Point Salines, St. George's, Grenada, West Indies, P.O. Box 385.

See Grenada Island map.

 

 

Operating Hours

- 6:00 am - 10:30 pm (Local time)

- 10:00 am - 02:30 UTC

 

Time reference– UTC -4

 

Airport Data: International, St George´s 11km (6miles), Position 12°00´15"N, 061°47´17"W, Elevation 12m (39ft), Operating hours 06:00-22:30, 1 Passenger Terminal, 1 Cargo Terminal, 5 Aircraft Stands

 

Flights to Grenada

 

From the UK, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic services Grenada with twice weekly direct flights from London’s Gatwick Airport.

 

From Germany, Condor Airlines offers seasonal flights from Frankfurt Airport.

 

From USA, American Airlines offers a direct daily service between Miami FL, USA and Grenada.

 

Delta Airlines provides a weekly Saturday service from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, USA as well as a once weekly from Atlanta GA, USA.

 

JetBlue offers four weekly flights to Grenada from New York’s John F. Kennedy International on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 

In addition, Caribbean Airlines offers a daily service from Trinidad and facilitates one-stop connections between Toronto, New York, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, London, and regional airports.

 

From Canada, Air Canada Rouge operates a weekly service from Toronto.

 

Caribbean, LIAT Airlines provides connections into Grenada's Maurice Bishop International Airport from many Caribbean islands along with connections to International flights from Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad. Caribbean Airlines also provides flights from Grenada to other islands in the region.

 

From Venezuela: Conviasa Airlines provides a once weekly flight from Caracas, Venezuela.

 

SVG Air provides daily flights to and from Carriacou's Lauriston Airport.

 

Cargo Facilities: Bonded Warehouse, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical Handling, Refrigerated Storage, Deep Freeze Storage, Animal Quarantine, Health Officials, X-Ray Equipment, Very Large/Heavy Cargo, Express/Courier Centre, Ramp side warehouse facilities

 

Runway

The Runway System consist of two runways (10, 28) on one strip with both being LCN 86 asphalt surface.

The runways are equipped with airfield lighting systems for night operations.

They have a length of 2743metres and 45metres wide, an elevation of 12 metres situated within reference points:

 

Airport code: GPS

No: of Terminals: 1

 

Car Parking Facilities: 200 short-term parking spaces are available. There are several disabled parking spaces near the terminal traveling.

 

Disabled Facilities: There are disabled toilets and ramps in the terminal. Wheelchairs and disabled parking spaces are also available.

 

Air navigation: equipment installed at MBIA includes:

Runway lights, ICAO simple approach (300 metres) lighting system, NDB – PAPIS, DVOR/DME

 

Meteorological Services

The National Meteorological Services providing:

 

Grenada Weather observation, iefing and documentation for pilots, Climatological Services,

Crash, Fire and Rescues, (CFR) – The airport operates at a Category 9 status with a limited marine rescue capacity.

 

Central Generating System

    (CGS) – Houses electrical generating equipment, which acts a back up in the event of failure of regular power supplies.

 

Executive Hangar

    Situated to the west of the ATB. It has its own taxiway and apron. However, it is now used for the Cargo hub operation of Amerijet Int’l Inc.

 

Car Parking

The public car parking lot is situated northeast of the ATB with easy access to the Terminal. It has a capacity of approximately 200 cars.

 

Air Terminal Building

    (ATB) – Constitute the main traveling within the airport complex. The ATB has a total of 89,358 sq feet, featuring five boarding gates, two departure lounges, VIP and First Class Facilities

 

Shopping and Cafe

The airport has a number of shops in the departure lounge and in the public concourse offering duty free, cafeteria facilities are also available.

 

Security

The security unit is equipped with a modern X-ray scanner for the purpose of screening passengers and baggage entering the sterile area. The unit is also equipped with manually operated screening devices. CCTV is available. The Authority maintains a complement of full time security officers, together with the presence of officers from the Royal Grenada Police Force.

 

Air Courier: FedEx, DHL

 

Contact:

Grenada Airports Authority, P. O. Box 385, Maurice Bishop International Airport

St. George’s, Grenada West Indies.

Fax: (473) 444-4838.    Tel.:  (473)444-4555/4155/4101

 

 

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