Haiti's tiny airport

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A post here on Crooks & Liars shows just why it's so difficult to get so much aid into the Port-au-Prince area within a short period of time, including an overhead view of the only airport there, containing a single airstrip. The airport usually receives about three takeoffs and landings a day (although I read somewhere else that it was sometimes around twenty), and now this has increased to 600.

Let's also take a look at the airport compared to a number of other airports throughout the world too, by using the same scale. Here is the one in Port-au-Prince:

View Larger Map


View Larger Map

Even Kelowna:

View Larger Map

Zoom in a bit and here's Haiti again:

View Larger Map

with JFK:

View Larger Map


FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed

  © Blogger templates Newspaper by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP