The terminal will be located west of the main airport parking apron and will consist of world class arrival and departure lounges, a business center, and related offices and processing facilities, as well as an elegantly landscaped courtyard and events center, according to a government release.
The first phase of the development will feature the main tropical-styled and environmentally friendly terminal, valued at approximately US$6 million, with the total cost of the final project estimated at US$ 15 million.
The terminal will be constructed and operated by Veling Limited with full ownership to be transferred to The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) at the end of the concession contract period. However, the Airport Authority did not disclose when that contract period will come to an end.
Veling Limited is a global aviation solution provider based in Mauritius and London, England.
The architect and interior decorator for the new terminal is internationally acclaimed Bobby Mukherji & Associates, recognized as one of India’s top ten design firms, according to the release.
Completion is scheduled for October 2012.