Anguilla's Airport Resumes Night Operations

Courtesy of Alison Ross

Anguilla Air and Sea Ports Authority resumed night operations at the Clayton J. Lloyed International Airport on September 17. That is because the airport received approval to do so from its regulator, Air Safety Support International (ASSI).

After Hurricane Irma, CJLIA night operations had stopped. However, the airport installed new lighting systems and implemented an Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) based on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. This is utilized to facilitate aircraft landing at the CJLIA and taking off from Anguilla.

The GPS based IFP could be used to check against natural disasters like hurricanes because CJLIA can quickly place it on stream.

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The Anguilla Air and Sea Ports Authority says it is grateful to the United Kingdom Government for its support from its technical assistance personal and grants. This help not only allowed the airline to reopen nighttime operations, but let it accommodate flights 24 hours a day. The airline thanks the Governor, Tim Foy, and the staff of the Governor’s Office; the Chief Minister, Victor Banks and the Minister of Infrastructure, Curtis Richardson, and the management and staff of their Ministries for support. They also thank the regulator of the CJLIA, Air Safety Support International, for its cooperation.

Anguilla is an island with more than 30 beaches. It can be reached from two major gateways: Puerto Rico and St. Martin, and by private air.     

For more information, visit https://ivisitanguilla.com/

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