This is considered to be good news for the airlines and travelling public who have long been hoping for such expansion given that the current facilities have outgrown their ability to comfortably process the large number of arrivals, especially on the busy days when visitors from major international flights were being processed.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), Mr. Jonathan Bass indicated that they are adding 1,600 square feet, which will also allow for four more positions for immigration officers.
It is hoped that the project should be completed by the end of October or early November just before the peak tourism season begins, Mr. Bass said.
The renovation is the first project in a phased series of to reconfigure and modernize the airport terminal.
Mr. Bass said work also continues on the Fixed Base Operation, located to the west of the main terminal of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and it will soon be completed.
“This private terminal will cater to commercial and private travellers who are prepared to pay extra for personalized fast-tracking and concierge type services,” said Mr. Bass.