Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sangster International Airport | MBJ

Vantage is an equity investor in MBJ Airports Limited, the company that manages Sangster International Airport, an award-winning tourism gateway to Jamaica and the busiest airport in the country.

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Expanded Routes and Infrastructure

Through a technical services agreement, Vantage led many projects to improve the passenger experience at MBJ, from managing the financial transition to private management to leading the construction of expanded airport facilities.

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The Gateway to Jamaica

Named the Caribbean’s leading airport for 15 consecutive years, MBJ is a source of local pride and an important economic contributor.

5.3M

Total passengers in 2023

60

International destinations served

7500

Jamaicans employed at MBJ

$400M

Contribution to the Jamaican economy in the 20 years since privatization

Anatomy of an Airport Transformation

Vantage’s expertise in airport development and operation helped transform MBJ into an award-winning airport.

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Transition from public to private investment and management

Vantage and its partners managed all aspects of the transition from public operation to private management of the airport by MBJ Airports.

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Essential infrastructure upgrades

Vantage led all phases of financing, project management, and construction of the airport’s runway overlay, a new airfield emergency fire hall, an aircraft refueling system, and an additional 18 passenger loading bridges.

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Guest experience enhancements

Commercial space for shopping, restaurants, and amenities has expanded by 158% at the airport, and grown to include the Caribbean’s first walk-through duty free boutique and an immersive Jamaican-inspired retail and food & beverage experience.

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New airlines and services

Working with partners, MBJ significantly diversified its airline relationships and international destinations to maximize year-round tourism.

This upgrade to Automated Border Control Systems will not only reduce passenger queuing but also lay the foundation for a future-ready airport that can accommodate the growing demands of air travel. The implementation of these technological advancements represents a significant leap forward in our ongoing efforts to redefine the passenger experience.

Shane Munroe
CEO, MBJ Airports Limited
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The Power to Do Good

As part of Jamaica’s climate change initiative, an array of rooftop solar panels were installed on the airport’s main departure terminal of Sangster, generating 1 megawatt of electricity and reducing the airport’s reliance on the energy grid.

This effort earned MBJ Level 2 Accreditation from Airports Council international’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program for a reduction in carbon emissions in 2023.

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The Caribbean’s Leading Airport, 2011-2021

World Travel Awards

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Governor General’s Roll of Excellence

Airports Council International

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Best Airport, Caribbean

Airport Service Quality

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Level 2 Reduction Certification

Airport’s Council International: Airport Carbon Accreditation (2023)

Transforming Transportation, Together

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