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Did the CC airport close for renovations back in May or has it been delayed?
What is the status of it?

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Maya Air just contacted me and said the airport on CC closed 07/18/2023 and is expected to reopen first week of Sept.

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The BAA hereby announces that rehabilitation works will commence at the Caye Caulker Municipal Airport (CUK). The Airport will be closed on 18th July 2023 to undergo significant upgrades.

Additional information will be provided closer to the project's completion. The BAA thanks everyone for their support and understanding during the duration of this project.

UPDATE: CAYE CAULKER REHABILITATION PROJECT

Progress is underway! The pavement from areas where undulations were evident have been excavated.
Works continue with the preparation to place approved sub-base and base materials.

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Caye Caulker Airport rehabilitation project underway

The Caye Caulker Municipal Airport is once again closed for much-needed renovations. The Belize Airports Authority (BAA) reported that the airport closed on July 18th, and after that, rehabilitation work started. As the airport undergoes significant upgrades, those planning to visit La Isla Cari´┐Żosa will need to do so via water taxi until works at the airport have been completed. According to BAA, the airport rehabilitation project will last about six weeks. The project aims to address critical infrastructure needs, enhance operational capabilities, and elevate the overall passenger experience. Some of the issues with the runway include undulations that could pose a danger to routine daily flights. The BAA noted that because Caye Caulker has no taxiway, their airport must be closed entirely during the six weeks needed for the rehabilitation. The BAA is aware of the potential effects on Caye Caulker's local economy and therefore waited until the busy period of Easter and Lobsterfest before the project started.

This is the second time in recent years that Caye Caulker's airport has undergone renovations. Under the previous government administration, the airport underwent a complete renovation between October 2017 and September 2018, costing $3.6 million, partially financed by the BAA and a loan from the Social Security Board. The entire runway was redone, and additional features were added. The fully renovated airport reopened on September 7, 2018. The airport was reportedly upgraded to one of the most modern and safest in the country, with a 2,840-foot long by 40-foot-wide runway, asphalted with hot-mix and equipped with a lighting system to facilitate late and emergency flights. However, almost five years later, the airport's runway is reportedly sinking and has become unsafe for airplanes to land.

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Maya Air just canceled my Saturday Sept 16th booking. So it doesn't look as though the airport renovations will be done in the next 2-3 weeks.


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