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Canefield Airport (IATA: DCF, ICAO: TDCF) is an airport on the west coast of the island nation of Dominica. It is 3 miles (5 km) north of Roseau, the capital. Construction began in early 1979 with British funding, shortly after Dominica's independence.[4] It is about one hour away from the second largest city Portsmouth. It is one of only two airports in the island nation of Dominica, the other being Douglas-Charles Airport.

Canefield Airport
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View of the Canefield Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Dominica
OperatorDominica Air & Sea Ports Authority
ServesRoseau, Dominica
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates15°20′12″N 61°23′32″W / 15.33667°N 61.39222°W / 15.33667; -61.39222Coordinates: 15°20′12″N 61°23′32″W / 15.33667°N 61.39222°W / 15.33667; -61.39222
Map
DCF is located in Dominica
DCF
DCF
Location in Dominica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 954 3,130 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] SkyVector[2] Bing Maps[3]
Hurricane Maria damaged the tower & terminal of the airport. Construction has already begun to fix the damages
Works being done on the airport.

Contents

RunwayEdit

The Canefield Airport has one runway 01/19, which measures 3130 feet (954 metres). Runway 01 has a 500-foot displaced threshold. There is mountainous terrain to the east, and rising terrain north and south, with the Caribbean to the west.

TrafficEdit

Most of these flights operate with turboprop and piston aircraft such as the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Beechcraft King Air and the Aero Commander 500, Cessna aircraft, Freighters, and private aircraft.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

The following airlines operate passenger flights to the Canefield Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Anguilla Air Services[5] Seasonal:Anguilla, Saint Kitts, St. Maarten, Antigua
Coastal Air Saint Croix, St. Maarten,
Seasonal:Anguilla, Nevis, St. Eustatius
Express Carrier LLC St. Thomas, Anguilla, Saint Croix,
Seasonal:Antigua, Beef Island, Nevis, Saint Kitts

CharterEdit

The following airlines operate chartered flights into the Canefield Airport

AirlinesDestinations
Airawak Fort-de-France
Fly BVI Ltd Beef Island
Caribbean Helicopters Antigua
Fly Montserrat Montserrat
Island Birds San Juan, Antigua
St Barth Commuter Saint Barthélemy, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint Martin
SXM Airways St. Maarten

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Coastal Air St. Croix
Express Carrier LLC St. Thomas

StatisticsEdit

The busiest routes year round to the Canefield Airport.

Rank City Top Carriers
1 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Express Carrier LLC
2 Christiansted, St. Croix Coastal Air, Express Carrier LLC
3 Phillipsburg, St. Maarten Anguilla Air Services, Coastal Air

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On Tuesday, March 1, 2011 a Rockwell Shrike Commander aircraft right main gear blew and the aircraft veered off the runway to the right. There were no injuries and this mishap is still unexplained.[6]
  • On Thursday, February 16, 2012 a Cessna 402 made an emergency landing. It landed without further incident.[7]
  • On Thursday, February 27, 2014 a Cessna 404 aircraft ran off the runway, suffered damage to the left wing.[8]
  • On Sunday, February 8, 2015 a private Cessna 404 aircraft coming from Venezuela ran off the runway, suffered extensive damage...[9]
  • On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 a Rockwell Shrike Commander aircraft upon landing suffered nose gear failure.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for Canefield Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "Canfield Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Canefield Airport". Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ United Press International (UPI) (January 3, 1979). "New Dominica airport". The Hour. Norwalk, Connecticut. p. 18. Retrieved December 2, 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.anguillaairservices.com
  6. ^ http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/accidents-tragedy/breaking-news-plane-crash-at-canefield-airport-2/
  7. ^ http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/accidents-tragedy/plane-mishap-at-canefield-airport/
  8. ^ https://www.dominicavibes.dm/news-122909/
  9. ^ http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/accidents-tragedy/update-plane-mishap-at-canefield/
  10. ^ http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/update-eccaa-to-investigate-canefield-airport-plane-accident/

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