Transport Ministry addresses TSA inspection at Marsh Harbour International Airport Ministry of Transport and Aviation


Marsh Harbour Abaco airport.

Tribune LIE machine exposed by Ministry of Transport

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation notes a front page story in today’s Tribune (4th November, 2013) alleging what was described as “rumours” that the Marsh Harbour  (Airport) faces a 90-day deadline “or face shutdown of  American routes”.

The Ministry notes that the said assertion is misleading and incorrect. The Department of Civil Aviation reports that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) performed its regularly scheduled aviation security (AVSEC) review of the Marsh Harbour International Airport, from 21st – 25th October, 2013.  Such reviews are undertaken by the TSA on a regular basis at all airports catering to US aircraft.   Following the review, a number of findings were identified by the TSA, which will be outlined to the Department of Civil Aviation in a written report.

It is important to note that those findings which could be resolved immediately were corrected, and the remainder are being addressed.  The TSA observed during the post-inspection review, that it anticipated that the remaining issues will fall away as soon as the new terminal is equipped and staffed for opening.

The public is assured that the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Transport and Aviation including the Department of Civil Aviation in conjunction with the Airport Authority are working assiduously to meet the anticipated opening date of the new terminal which is set for January 2014.