Sunday 25 October, 2020

Grenada to upgrade Carriacou's airport

Upgrade works being done at Lauriston Airport, Carriacou.

Upgrade works being done at Lauriston Airport, Carriacou.

Major upgrades are currently being undertaken at the Lauriston Airport in Carriacou.  

It is being done at the cost of EC $250,000 and is one of the Grenada Airports Authority's (GAA) budgeted priority projects for the year 2020.  

The upgrades include:  

  • The installation of a brand-new Security Check X-ray Baggage Scanner 

  • The construction of an isolation room 

  • The construction of a waiting area for arriving passengers 

  • The expansion of the departure lounge area and the construction of a testing station.  

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Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Airports Authority, Wendy Francette-Williams noted the Grenada Airports Authority is cash-strapped due to budgetary cuts caused by COVID-19.  

However, she said the Authority saw it fit to execute the upgrading and expansion of the Lauriston Airport, in order to be aligned with airport industry standards. 

The work will be completed by December 2020.  

The CEO added that the Grenada Airports Authority is already looking into remapping the airspace and expanding the runway system at the Lauriston Airport to accommodate bigger aircrafts - a project which will begin by the end of the year.  

Meanwhile, Jacob Andrew who is the Manager of the Lauriston Airport is happy that the GAA has taken the COVID-19 situation into consideration upon designing the project. 

He said this will aid both in the safety of workers and passengers.   

Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government, Kindra Maturine-Stewart, who visited the project, commended the Grenada Airports Authority for ensuring that the Lauriston Airport was brought up to airport standard.   

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