The Caribbean state of Dominica is hoping to boost its position as an international travel market through the construction of a new airport capable of serving long-haul flights.
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit recently revealed that the government has already bought 411 acres (around 1,660,000 square metres) of land.
The new airport, which is set to be located near the existing Dominica Douglas-Charles airport.
The new airport will be entirely funded through contributions from Dominica’s Citizenship for Investment programme.
The government has been setting aside USD5 million income from the programme every year for the last few years.
Dominica Douglas-Charles airport has a single 1,756-metre-long runway and sees only regional services to other destinations in the Caribbean.