In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, civilian aid agencies and governments have mobilized airlift efforts to fly aid into the disaster area. Led by the U.S. under Operation Unified Response, the aid effort is focused on Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint L’Ouverture Airport. The single runway survived the quake intact, but the control tower and other infrastructure were damaged, hampering initial airlift operations. A mobile ATC station was duly flown in by Antonov An-124, allowing operations to flow more smoothly.
Operation United Response for Haiti
- February 2, 2010, 5:57 PM