The Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is located on a picturesque peninsula twenty minutes from Kingston’s business center. It is bordered by the seventh largest natural harbour of the world and is one of Jamaica’s global gateways. The Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is the primary airport for business travel to and from Jamaica and for the movement of air cargo.
NMIA AIRPORTS LIMITED is the operator of the Norman Manley International Airport and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) which was incorporated in 2003. The Airport is operated under a 30-year Concession Agreement with AAJ, and is held to specific performance targets.
The Norman Manley International Airport plays a critical role in the economic development of Jamaica, and is the premier gateway to the nation’s capital, Kingston. The airport caters to over 1.7 million passengers, with an approximate 4% average growth rate and handles over 70 percent (17 million kgs) of the Island’s airfreight. The airport business network is comprised of over 70 companies and government agencies, with over 3,500 persons directly employed at the Airport.
Arriving aircraft with ground handling agents shall obtain their assigned parking gate from agent/company on agent/ company radio frequency and inform Aerodrome Control of the assigned gate as soon as possible after landing. Departing IFR flights
shall contact the TWR to obtain ATC clearance before commencing taxiing. Request for engine start clearance shall be made at least 5 minutes prior to engine start time. Parking of light aircraft on gates 11, 12 and 14 is limited to one hour only. Pilots of
aircraft intending to stop over for more than one hour shall coordinate this with the aerodrome operator and obtain instructions as to the specific parking area(s). Permission to taxi from the main apron to such parking area(s) shall be obtained from Aerodrone Control. Hazards created by unauthorised flights: Due to the suspected operations of unauthorised and uncontrolled flights over Jamaica and the possibility that such flights may create a dangerous hazard to normal air traffic, pilots-in-command are
hereby advised to exercise extreme caution while operating over Jamaica and within twelve (12) NM of its coastline. Air Traffic Control Service will continue to be provided to all
known flights as applicable. Bird concentrations sometimes occur in vicinity of aerodrome as well as on the grass verges of RWY. Occasional intrusion by dogs on movement area.