Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jamaican airport named for Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming International Airport, a new international airport for private jets and small commercial aircraft, has been unveiled in northern Jamaica. The airport was formerly called the Boscobel Aerodrome. The facility is just outside the coastal town of Orcabessa and is the Caribbean island's third international airport.

Lucy Fleming, Ian Fleming's niece, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. She said her uncle would have been thrilled to see an airport emblazoned with his name in the Jamaican parish of St Mary.

"He adored Jamaica and found so much inspiration and relaxation here. So I tell you something, to have this accolade of having an airport named after him here I know would have been a great honour for him," Ms Fleming said. "Honestly, I don't think he would have written those (Bond) books without Jamaica."

Associated Press

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