Saint Lucia will mark 2019 with a redeveloped Hewanorra International Airport, following the government’s recent approval of borrowing $100 million USD for the project.
The plan, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming days, will include the construction of a new terminal building equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, restaurants, shops and executive lounges, and the conversion of the old terminal to accommodate fixed-based operators (FBOs).
Construction of the new airport is slated to begin early in 2019 with the goal of having the facility fully operational by the end of 2020.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is excited about this development as it will provide an added incentive for airlines to open up new routes to the destination.
Saint Lucia’s Tourism Minister, Honourable Dominic Fedee noted, “We have exhausted the current capacity of the Hewanorra International Airport, and the redevelopment project is part of our government’s broader plan to expand the island’s room stock by 50 per cent in the next eight years.”