So it seems like someone was reading my BLOG and decided to hasten the work at the Melville Hall Airport. Quite a bit happened since I last commented on “Our Airport and Investors”. A few test flights were made and weeks after, an inaugural night landing flight was announced for September 20th 2010. I certainly will not go into the details of the excitement which was created during that time in the nature isle.
Some of us have learnt that important things do take time and others live by the slogan that “Good things come to those who wait”. While skepticism still lurks around the issue of which airlines would eventually be flying into the airport at 8.00pm, we are relieved to know that in December WINAIR commenced a night flight, which arrives in Dominica at about 7.15pm out of Antigua. This facilitates persons who need connections from North America and UK as well as persons coming from St. Marten.
How has the business community, professionals and agencies like DHTA, DDA, IDA and others which have been suffering as a result limited air access and air lift deciphered this news? I believe some persons have been relieved significantly. It was good to hear people who traveled in January express joy on getting home the same night.
Some more businesses are being facilitated and we will be able to have more persons connecting easier and avoiding overnight in Antigua this Carnival season. I totally agree that up to this point WINAIR alone is not enough. LIAT has made us feel better recently when the CEO announced that commercial flights at night will begin soon to Melville Hall. Like anything new, some of us will be a bit apprehensive about flying in at night, as it probably is flying for the first time in a Twin Otter plane into Canefield Airport. I think we should totally embrace this milestone and look forward to much better days in Dominica.
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