About Toussaint Louverture International Airport

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Title Toussaint Louverture International Airport
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Toussaint Louverture International Airport (IATA: PAP, ICAO: MTPP) is an airport located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, serving as main international gateway of the country. As of January 2010 it was temporarily placed under the control of the United States Air Force, due to major international relief efforts following the Haiti earthquake. It is currently one of 2 operational airports near the epicentre of the earthquake, the other being Jacmel Airport, formerly under the control of the Canadian Forces. In the 1940s a military and civil airfield, Bowen Field, was established near Baie de Port-au-Prince providing passenger air service by Compagnie Haitienne de Transports Aériens. It served as an airbase for the U.S. military in Haiti in the 1950s and 1960s. Developed with grant money from the United States Government, the current airport opened in 1965 as Francois Duvalier International Airport, named after then Haitian president Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier. Following the resignation of...
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