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John A. Osborne Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
Elevation (550 ft)

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John A. Osborne Airport (until 2008 called Gerald's Airport) is a small airport located near the village of Gerald's on the island of Montserrat, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean.

Gerald's passenger terminal was dedicated in February 2005 by Anne, Princess Royal and the facility was formally opened on July 11, 2005. It features a 600 metre runway, a restaurant, modern air traffic control technology, immigration facilities, and is the only airport in the Caribbean with a public tunnel under its runway. The total cost of construction was approximately US$18.5 million.

The completion of Gerald's Airport allowed for the resumption of regular commercial airline service to Montserrat for the first time since 1997, when W. H. Bramble Airport, which had been the island's only aviation gateway, was completely destroyed by an eruption of the nearby Soufriere Hills volcano. Between 1997 and 2005, Montserrat had been accessible only by helicopters or boats.

The airport's name was changed in July 2008 to honour John Osborne, long-standing Chief Minister of Montserrat.

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