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History of A. N. R. Robinson International Airport

On the beautiful island of Tobago on the south – western tip is the A.N.R. International Airport.  This airport is located within walking distance of some of the region’s most beautiful beaches and is mere minutes away from Tobago’s famous under water coral garden, the Buccoo Reef. The airport was commissioned in December 1940 when the Work department laid a 670 meter (2,200 ft) landing strip. At that time the airport was christened the Crown Point International Airport and declared as the secondary aerodrome of the twin island republic Trinidad and Tobago.

On May 19th, 2011 the airport in Tobago was renamed after Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson SC Hon. DCL, Hon., better known to the world as ANR Robinson is an outstanding son of the soil from Tobago.  Mr. Robinson was the third Prime Minister of the republic and the first outstanding political figure in the nation’s history to be born in the island of Tobago. This was a dedication by the Tobago House of Assembly for Mr. Robinson’s illustrious career and many contributions to the nation.

The facilities at Crown Point were upgraded in the mid 1980’s to accommodate a new Terminal Building, Access Roads, and extended apron. Further developments were from 1987 and completed in 1992, to accommodate wide- bodied aircraft such as the B747. By the end of the year 2011, another development programme will be launched at the airport. This includes an extension of the terminal building, runway works and the addition of mechanical bridges to the structure.

The current facilities have an area of 86 Hectares (206.3 acres), Longitude 61°50’ and Latitude 11°35” North. It has an elevation of 13 meters above sea level. The runway direction is 11/29 and has a length of 2,744 meters (150 feet) and a Load Classification of 2,582.2 KN (580,357 LBS).

 

 

 

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