Canefield Airport

Canefield Airport
CanefieldTDCF.jpg
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
Websitediscoverdominica.com/en/places/109/canefield-airport
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]

The 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] The airport was officially opened in 1982.[5] It is one of only two airports in the island nation of Dominica, the other being Douglas-Charles Airport.

Hurricane Maria damaged the tower & terminal of the airport. Construction has already begun to fix the damages
Works being done on the airport.
Air Antilles Express DHC6-400
Samaritan's Purse Baisler BT-67 at the Canefield Airport.

Runways and taxiways

It has one runway 01/19, which measures 3,130 by 75 feet (954 by 23 meters). Runway 01 has a 500-foot displaced threshold. There is mountainous terrain to the east, and rising terrain north and south, with the Caribbean sea to the west. Commercial operators require proficiency checks for their crews to be able to operate at the airport.

The airport features one three-thousand-one-hundred-and-thirty-foot runway.

Number Length Width Notes
01/19 3,130 feet (954 m) 75 feet (23 m) Operations between Sunrise and Sunset

Traffic

Most of these flights operate with turboprop and piston aircraft such as the DHC-6 Twin Otter, Beechcraft King Air, Freighters, and private aircraft.

Though not common, the airport has handled light business jets such as the Cessna Citation Mustang, and the Cessna Citation II on occasions. One of the largest aircraft to ever land at the airport was a Samaritan's Purse operated Basler BT-67.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

The following airlines operate passenger flights to the Canefield Airport:

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Air Antilles Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre (suspended)[6] [7]
Airawak Castries, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre [8]
Anguilla Air Services Seasonal: Anguilla, Antigua, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts, St. Maarten [9]
Caribbean Helicopters Antigua
Coastal Air Saint Croix, St. Maarten
Seasonal: Anguilla, Nevis, St. Eustatius
Executive Air Seasonal: Antigua, Barbados, Castries, Grenada, St. Kitts [10]
Express Carrier LLC Anguilla, Saint Croix, St. Thomas
Seasonal: Antigua, Nevis, Saint Kitts, Tortola
Fly Montserrat Seasonal: Antigua, Montserrat [11]
Island Birds Seasonal: Antigua, San Juan [12]
St Barth Executive Charter: Pointe-à-Pitre, Port of Spain [13]
SVG Air Charter: Antigua
Trans Anguilla Airways Charter: Anguilla [14]

Charter

The following airlines operate charter flights into the Canefield Airport.

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Fly BVI Ltd Beef Island [15]
St Barth Commuter Saint Barthélemy, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint Martin [16]
SXM Airways St. Maarten [17]

Cargo

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Coastal Air St. Croix
Executive Air Antigua, Barbados, Castries, Grenada, St. Kitts [18]
Express Carrier LLC St. Thomas
DHL Antigua

Statistics

The busiest routes year round to the Canefield Airport.

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

Temperature Record

On 3 October 2015, the weather station at Canefield Airport recorded a temperature of 35.5 °C (95.9 °F). This is the highest temperature to have ever been recorded in Dominica.[19]

Incidents and accidents

  • 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.[20]
  • On Thursday, February 16, 2012, a Cessna 402 made an emergency landing. It landed without further incident.[21]
  • On Thursday, February 27, 2014, a Cessna 404 aircraft ran off the runway, suffered damage to the left wing.[22]
  • On Sunday, February 8, 2015, a private Cessna 404 aircraft coming from Venezuela ran off the runway, suffered extensive damage.[23]
  • On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, a Rockwell Shrike Commander aircraft upon landing suffered nose gear failure.[24]

See also

References

  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. ^ "Dominica Canefield Airport (Dcf) | Dominica Airports". www.dominicaairports.com.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air Antilles schedules new sectors in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Destinations". Air Antilles. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  8. ^ "Destinations". Airawak. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  9. ^ "Destinations". Anguilla Air Services. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  10. ^ "Destinations". Executive Air. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-05-31.
  11. ^ "Destinations". Fly Montserrat. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  12. ^ "Destinations". Island Birds. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  13. ^ "Destinations". St Barth Executive. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  14. ^ "Destinations". Trans Anguilla Airways. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  15. ^ "Destinations". Fly BVI Ltd. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  16. ^ "Destinations". St Barths Commuter. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  17. ^ "Destinations". SXM Airways. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  18. ^ "Destinations". Executive Air. Archived from the original on 2022-04-10. Retrieved 2022-05-31.
  19. ^ Masters, Jeff (27 January 2016). "Sixteen National/Territorial All-Time Extreme Heat Records Set in 2015". Wunderground. Archived from the original on 4 February 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Plane accident at Canefield Airport". 27 February 2011.
  21. ^ "UPDATE: Plane mishap at Canefield Airport - Dominica News Online". Dominica News Online. 16 February 2012.
  22. ^ "UPDATE: Coastal Airways runs off runway at Canefield | Dominica Vibes News". February 27, 2014.
  23. ^ "UPDATE: Plane mishap at Canefield". 8 February 2015.
  24. ^ "UPDATE: ECCAA to investigate Canefield Airport plane accident". 7 February 2018.

External links


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