The Cheddi Jagan International Airport’s (CJIA) new terminal building is expected to be completed by mid-year, as foundation works are moving apace.
This is according to a release from the Airport, which states that the new building is being constructed in close vicinity to the existing terminal building. Further, the runway extension is some 56 per cent complete.
Deadline for the US$150 million project is December 31, 2017.
Upon completion, the runway would be extended from 2270 meters to 3360 meters to accommodate aircraft up to B747-400; aircraft would navigate on Turning Pads at the runway ends instead of using a parallel taxiway; a new remote apron would be constructed to accommodate aircraft up to B747-400; two boarding bridges would be installed and major renovations to the existing terminal building, which would transformed into the Departure Building.