Cap-Haïtien International Airport

Cap-Haïtien International Airport (IATA: CAP, ICAO: MTCH) is an airport serving Cap-Haïtien,[1] a city in Nord, Haiti. It is the second largest airport in Haiti. This airport connects Haiti to airports like Miami International Airport, Providenciales International Airport, Cibao International Airport and others in the Caribbean. The last airport for refueling for general aviation coming from the Bahamas into Haiti is Great Inagua, an airport in Matthew Town (IATA: IGA, ICAO: MYIG).

Cap-Haïtien International Airport
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Airport typePublic
OperatorAutorité Aéroportuaire Nationale
ServesCap-Haïtien, Haiti
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates19°43′59″N 72°11′41″W / 19.73306°N 72.19472°W / 19.73306; -72.19472Coordinates: 19°43′59″N 72°11′41″W / 19.73306°N 72.19472°W / 19.73306; -72.19472
MTCH is located in Haiti
Location in Haiti
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,652 8,701 Asphalt
Sources: DAFIF[1][2]
Cap-Haïtien International Airport, 2013


Cap-Haïtien International Airport under construction in October 2012

The Haitian government signed a deal with Venezuela for the airport to be renovated. In September 13, 2010, a 1,300 m (4,265 ft) concrete runway was being built by Haitian firms and personnel working under the supervision of a Cuban-Venezuelan firm.[3] The extended 7,500 ft runway was completely repaved in October 2012, with the rest of the reconstruction finished by February 2013. Part of the work consisted of rerouting a road around the airstrip that had previously bisected it.[4]

On 18 April 2013 a spokesman for Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced that the airport will be renamed to "Hugo Chávez International Airport" in honour of the late Venezuelan President, a day before Haitian President Michel Martelly was scheduled to attend Nicolás Maduro's inauguration ceremony in Caracas. A statement by the Prime Minister's spokesman Gary Bodeau said "President Chávez has done his best to help Haiti in the most difficult times. He has contributed over $1 billion to assist Haiti and is beloved by the Haitian people. As a tribute to him, and for his work to Haiti, we have decided to name the airport in Cap-Haïtien in his honor."[5] However, plans to rename the airport fell through.


The airport resides at an elevation of 10 ft (3 m) above mean sea level. It had previously one runway designated 05/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,489 m × 40 m (4,885 ft × 131 ft).[1] The runway was extended to 2,286 m (7,500 ft) and completely repaved in a two-year reconstruction that finished in February 2013, with the actual runway opening in October 2012, although the change was not immediately made on the DAFIF database.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

American Airlines Miami
Bahamasair Nassau
Caicos Express Airways Providenciales
InterCaribbean Airways Providenciales
SALSA d'Haiti Port-au-Prince
Sunrise Airways Port-au-Prince, Providenciales,[6] Santiago de Cuba

Cargo CarrierEdit

  • Salsa d'Haiti Scheduled and chartered passenger and cargo services.
  • Sunrise Airways to anywhere in Haiti up to 4000 lbs, Charter services.
  • Caribbean American Shipping Express, LLC (CAS Xpress) (Hollywood, Florida) [1]
  • Contract Air Cargo (Providenciales, Miami-Opa Loka)
  • IBC Airways (Miami)
  • Missionary Flights and Services Inc. (Santiago, Exuma, St. Lucie)
  • Corporate Aircraft Responding in Emergencies (CARE) banner.[7]
  • Galaxy Export Inc Shipping to Cap Haitien


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for MTCH at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for CAP at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Haïti: Le foncier retarde la construction des aéroports". Le Nouvelliste. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  4. ^ "Haïti - Économie : L'Aéroport International du Cap Haïtien sera prêt en février 2013 - : Toutes les nouvelles d'Haiti 7/7". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Haiti renames airport for Hugo Chavez". The Big Story. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Sunrise Airways adds Cap-Haitien – Providenciales service from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Flying into Haiti". AOPA Pilot Magazine. March 2010.

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