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Bigger airport to handle heavier traffic

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Bigger airport to handle heavier traffic

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BARBADOS IS GETTING its international airport in top shape in anticipation of increased travel to the Caribbean that has been predicted by International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) would be expanded and enhanced to handle the expected business in light of IATA’s forecast that demand for air travel to and from the region would double over the next 20 years, with anticipated growth from 43 million passengers in 2015 to 86 million in 2035. 

Sealy was speaking on Tuesday night at the tenth anniversary awards ceremony for the private Airlines Executive Lounge at the airport.

He praised the Airlines Association for investing in the lounge and said it was recognised “as one of the most comfortable and spacious environments of its nature to be found anywhere in the region”. (GC)

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