Quake-Hit Haiti Airport Resumes Aircraft Operations

4 February 2010 (Last Updated February 4th, 2010 18:30)

Port Au Prince Airport in Haiti has resumed normal aircraft operations and will be accessible to private jet charters, according to Florida-based agency Stratos Jet Charters. An earthquake ravaged most of the airport, which had little room to accommodate aircraft on rescue operation

Port Au Prince Airport in Haiti has resumed normal aircraft operations and will be accessible to private jet charters, according to Florida-based agency Stratos Jet Charters.

An earthquake ravaged most of the airport, which had little room to accommodate aircraft on rescue operations.

This resulted in intermittent airport closures, delaying flights carrying search crews and supplies.

The airport has temporarily established air traffic flow management procedures, which allow fixed-wing aircraft to land once they receive an arrival slot time from the Haiti Flight Operations Coordination Centre.

All arriving flights at the facility with clearance will have a 20-minute window to land, and are expected to be on active IFR flight plan prior to departure.