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Airport in Haiti Listed Among Worst in the World

In the list of 10 worst airports of 2015 prepared by CNN, Haiti ranks sixth. Nigerian 'Port Harcourt International Airport' comes on the top of the list, followed by, (ii) King Abdulaziz International Airport (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), (iii) Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu, Nepal), (iv) Tashkent International Airport (Uzbekistan), (v) Simon Bolivar International Airport (Caracas, Venezuela), (vi) Toussaint Louverture International Airport (Port au Prince, Haiti), (vii) Hamid Karzai International Airport (Kabul, Afghanistan), (viii) Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), (ix) Benazir Bhutto International Airport (Islamabad, Pakistan) and (x) Beauvais-Tille International Airport (Paris).

The excellence of an airport depends mainly on 4C's: comfort, conveniences, cleanliness and customer service. Some of the voters participated in the poll had suggested that the Nigerian airport could also win the title of most corrupt airport in the world. Saudi airport is well known for its long queues, chaotic, grimy ambiance, particularly within the Hajj terminal. Voters revealed their poor experience with the Nepalese airport. With its pothole runways and irregular flight schedules, it resembles nothing more than a bus station. Lack of upgrades and renovation has put Tashkent and Kabul airports at number four and seven. The voters have reported Venezuelan airport as uncomfortable, chaotic, dull and lacks passenger amenities. They consider Port au Prince Toussaint Louverture International Airport is uncomfortably hot, bathrooms are dirty, absence of chairs makes the floor space as the only resting option and don't expect any good quality of food here. The ranking of Vietnamese airport has come down recently because of its corrupted staff. The Pakistani airport has to work hard to improve its quality of facilities and service offered. The French airport has received grievances from voters because of absence of proper seating facilities, sufficient toilets, hygienic standards and kind staff.

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Engine fire and crash of Brazilian Air Force plane in Haiti

A Brazilian Air Force plane crashes at Toussaint Louverture International airport in Port-au-Prince on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The airplane involved in the accident is marked Força Aérea Brasileira and is part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

Boeing B707 was carrying the fifth rotation of the 17th Brazilian contingent.

According to Haitian authorities, the Brazilian military plane Força Aérea Brasileira veered onto the grass next to the runway after one engine caught fire as the aircraft was taking off. As the engine was caught on fire, the landing gear became disabled. Fire crews were able to put out the fire.

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Images of the improved Toussaint Louverture International Airport

There has been major improvement in Toussaint Louverture International airport in Port-au-Prince. These picture are definitely impressive. they show a new airport equipped with bathroom, modern bathrooms, a medical room to assist people with medical needs.

The new repair was completed recently. Haitian president Michel Martelly had the honor to reopen the airport on November 25, 2012.

Toussaint Louverture airport is also equipped with lounges and several retail stores. new Check-in counters, gates and immigration facilities are on the lower floor. The airport has 3 jet bridges, but most passengers walk onto aircraft from mobile stairs.

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Government Commissioner, Jean Renel Senatus, to crack down on beggars, how far will he go?

Let me put it this way instead. Can Government Commissioner, Jean Renel Senatus, really crack down on beggars in Haiti?

To be fair to the Government Commissioner, he made the point that he is referring to beggars in front or near banks. "There are beggars, who are part of networks of thieves who stand in front of the BRH to the Rue Pavée, in front of the BNC, of commercial banks and serve as scouts for thieves".

If we had to come up with the real list of beggars in Haiti, I assume that the list would be pretty long. I have a few names:

1) The people at Airport Toussaint L'Ouverture who want to help you with your bags whether you want it or not.

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Both United Airlines and Continental Airline flying Haiti's sky

It is for real. Did you book you flight to Haiti yet?

If not, then wait. Just in time for the Summer. As of July one, both United Airlines and Continental Airlines will fly to Haiti.

The Haitian airspace is going to be even more crowded as United Airlines and Continental Airlines announced the addition of flights to Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port-au-Prince.

United Airlines will flight to Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport three times per week. It will come directly from Newark Liberty International Airport three times a week.

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Jean-Claude Duvalier referred to Airport as Francois Duvalier International Airport

We observed that during his first official press conference since returning to Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier referred to the Airport in Port-au-Prince as "Francois Duvalier Airport".

The current airport in Port-au-Prince was built in 1965 and Named "Francois Duvalier Airport". After Jean-Claude Duvalier was exiled in France in 1986, the name of the airport was changed to "Port-au-Prince airport". It was again renamed in 2003 to "Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport.

That was the video where in his press conference, Jean-Claude Duvalier referred to the current airport in Port-au-Prince not as "Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport" as the new official name to the airport since Jean-Claude went on exile but rather by its original name: Francois Duvalier International Airport.

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