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Boscobel Aerodrome
IATA: OCJ – ICAO: MKBS

Boscobel
Aerodrome
Location of airport in Jamaica
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of Jamaica
Serves Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Elevation AMSL 90 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 18°24′15″N 076°58′08″W / 18.40417°N 76.96889°W / 18.40417; -76.96889
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 3,000 914 Asphalt
Sources: AAJ, DAFIF

Boscobel Aerodrome (IATA: OCJ, ICAO: MKBS) is an airport located 10 kilometres (5.4 nautical miles) east of Ocho Rios, in northern Jamaica. It serves the tourist resorts in the area as well as the towns of St. Ann's Bay, Oracabessa and Port Maria.

Boscobel Aerodrome handled approximately 22,410 passengers in 2001. The airport formerly had scheduled passenger service provided by Air Jamaica Express.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 90 feet (27 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 9-27 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,000 by 60 feet (914 × 18 m). There are presently no fueling facilities and the airport has no night flight operations. However, the aerodrome is currently being expanded to acccomodate International Standards and will feature a 4,800 ft. runway , landing lights, and a fueling station. The soon to be commissioned, Boscobel Aerodrome, welcomed its first international flight on Friday, May 7, 2010. The single engine private jet flew in from the Bahamas with singer/songwriter and businessman, Jimmy Buffet, of "Margaritaville" fame, being the first international passenger to be processed by customs and immigration officers at the upgraded facility .


Passengers

The following table shows the number of passengers using the airport annually from 1997 through 2001.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Passengers 11,539 15,944 23,638 23,483 22,410


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General Info
Country Jamaica
ICAO ID MKBS
Time UTC-5
Latitude 18.404247
18° 24' 15.29" N
Longitude -76.969017
076° 58' 08.46" W
Elevation 90 feet
27 meters
Magnetic Variation 006° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Ocho Rios
Operating Hours SUNRISE TO SUNSET (SR-SS)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 3000 x 75 feet
914 x 23 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Remarks
OPR HOURS Opr SR-SS.



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