AEROPARK

The vision of the Authority for the Piarco AeroPark is to develop and manage a world class mixed – use park that would contribute to the economic development of Trinidad and Tobago by attracting local and international.

The Authority envisions the Piarco AeroPark being hub of activity stimulating the economic growth of Trinidad and Tobago through:

  • The creation of new jobs spanning various sectors from retail to manufacturing, cargo and aircraft repair;

  • Fostering an environment for knowledge transfer in new industries that may develop at the Piarco AeroPark such as the MRO; and

  • Attracting revenue from local and foreign investment

The Piarco AeroPark comprises approximately hectares of land with available roads, electrical, water and sewerage infrastructure to support a mixed use development accommodating a range of business activities including warehousing, corporate offices, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, light industry and technology services. 

The Piarco AeroPark is in line with the Aerotropolis concept. The term "Aerotropolis" literally means "airport city" and was coined by Professor John Kasarda of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kasarda's research demonstrates that airports have evolved past their traditional role of merely providing aviation related services. Major airports in various parts of world have developed extensive non aeronautical facilities and revenues that have an impact outside of the airport's boundaries, literally and figuratively.   Research by Dr. Kasarda and other scholars in airport management and urban development point to the fact that some of the leading airports in the world have extensively developed their non – aeronautical services and landside lands into multi – functional urban centres.
Globally there are several Aerotropolis through Asia and Europe. Below are linkes to examples of this type of developments: