Key West Intl. Airport

Key West International is a very unique airport due to its history, compact size, and geographic location. Originally called Meacham Field, the airport had its first scheduled flight in 1928. During the WWII era, the airport was used by the United States Army. In 1953, the city of Key West granted Monroe County clear title to Meacham Field. Shortly thereafter, Meacham Field became Key West International Airport. Today, EYW has the ability to safely and efficiently handle a large number of aircraft operations, connecting Key West to the global air transportation system.

 

For flight information, click here.

 

Courtesy of Key West International Airport - http://eyw.com/page/About-EYW

Port of Key West

History of Port of Key West 

In 1969 the Port of Key West received its first regularly scheduled cruise ship; it was the SUNWARD.  She called on Key West once a month.The Sunward moored at either the Navy's Mole or Pier B facility. Records indicate that between 1969 and 1984 the Port of Key West received 266 port calls.In 1999 fiscal year 415 cruise ships called on the Port of Key West allowing 597,009 passengers to experience Key West's charm, many making return trips to complete their Key West experience. 

It wasn't until 1984 that the City Commission, at the recommendation of City staff, made improvements to the City-owned Mallory Dock, making it a full cruise ship docking facility. 

The Port of Key West now consists of three docking facilities:Mallory Square Dock, Pier B (privately owned) and the Navy Mole. 

 

Courtesy of City of Key West  - http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/department/index.php?structureid=22

Stewards

Lance Bardell

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