New airports and flight routes set to boost tourism and real estate markets throughout the Caribbean.
St Vincent’s new Argyle International Airport
It was a long time coming and five years behind schedule, but St Vincent’s new Argyle International Airport felt the love when it finally opened on Valentine’s Day 2017. The airport’s opening is expected to provide significant uplift to the archipelago.
A New Airport for Barbuda
Barbuda is hoping to follow suit with plans for its own international airport – a further boost to an island already buzzing with news of Robert de Niro’s planned $250m USD resort.
Airport improvements are all the rage too.
Airport Upgrades in Belize and Jamaica
There are plans to upgrade airstrips on Belize’s Ambergris Caye and Jamaica’s Ian Fleming International Airport to enhance access.
Expanded Caribbean Flight Services
This year also sees a raft of new and improved flight routes. British property buyers will benefit from new routes to Barbados, Jamaica and Tobago. The US market can look forward to new JetBlue services to Aruba and Curacao and Delta routes to Bonaire, Jamaica, Punta Cana and St Thomas. Air Canada and WestJet are adding new services from Canada to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and St Maarten.
New Private Jet FBOs in Panama City and St Lucia
Meanwhile, private jets will be greeted with open arms at Panama City and St Lucia, whose airports are now home to custom-built FBOs (fixed base operators).