Many have spoken out about the excessive heat that is being experienced in the departure area of the airport because of the non functioning of the air condition unit. Others have spoken about the malfunctioning of the escalator in the Arrival Hall.
As one traveler described the situation, “It is horrible and the heat is unbearable”.
It appears however, that the management at the Port has heard the concerns of the public and has recently issued comments to assure all concerned that action is being taken.
After some months of non-functioning, the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority, SCASPA, has been working tirelessly to resolve the problems with respect to the AC chiller and the escalator that have created discomfort and inconvenience at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport.
Over three months ago, a new Carrier AC chiller unit and a specially designed management system were ordered to replace the then functioning unit. The new chiller has already been delivered on site, and a team of technicians was recently on island to conduct the pre-installation checks, said an official. It is expected that by the end of January, the new unit will be installed, they indicated.
Plans are also progressing to have the escalator in the Arrivals Hall back in service. The contracted maintenance provider has identified the problem, and the new part is being sourced. Passengers who prefer not to use the steps may take the elevator in the meantime, advised the SCASPA official.
They have also stated that “The Management of SCASPA deeply apologizes to tenants, passengers and the general public for the current situation at the airport, and assures all that measures are being taken as quickly as possible to provide a comfortable atmosphere once more.”