Airport named after spy novelist
Jamaica is soon to open its third international airport, named after the thriller writer of Bond fame Ian Fleming.
Previously known as the Boscobel Airstrip, the upgraded and expanded Ian Fleming airport will mainly be used by travellers flying in on private jets.
The official opening of the airport, which now features a passenger lounge, pilot briefing room and customs and immigration points, is due this month.
Ian Fleming lived in Jamaica’s Saint Mary parish, where the airport is also located, during his retirement.
The naming of airports after famous figures is quite popular, especially in the US.
Other examples include John Wayne airport in California, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana and George Bush Intercontinental airport in Texas.