Island Outpost has the sexiest solution to shaking off the winter chill, with a new airport opening that will make it more glamorous – and easier than ever – to flit in, out and about Jamaica: Ian Fleming International Airport, Jamaica’s third international entry point, launched on January 12th, 2012, just 10 minutes away from Island Outpost resort, GoldenEye in Oracabessa.
The airport was opened by Prime Minister Bruce Golding with Fleming’s nieces, Lucy and Kate, as well as Island Outpost founder and music mogul, Chris Blackwell in attendance.
Ian Fleming International Airport, formerly known as Boscobel Aerodrome, has been updated and expanded to accommodate private jets and other small commercial aircraft. It has also received a fitting name change – Ian Fleming was not only a fixture of the area (his Jamaica home was the idyllic GoldenEye resort) but he also helped put Jamaica on the map during the glamorous 50s and 60s. He and good friend Noel Coward would host everyone from heads of state to Hollywood royalty between his own estate and Coward’s nearby cliff-top home, Firefly.
Providing quick and easy access to Jamaica’s beautiful North Coast, the launch of Ian Fleming International means that the phrase “Let’s pop down to GoldenEye for lunch and a swim,” is no longer simply wishful thinking. The airport is able to park six international aircraft with a maximum wingspan of 55 feet (16.8 meters) and maximum length of 65 feet (20 meters), plus three small domestic planes. Also available will be JetA1 and AvGas fuel.