While Abaconians remain skeptical about the government’s latest approximate date for the new Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal’s opening, visible progress is taking place that may give some hope.
During her contribution to the mid-term budget in the house of Assembly in March the Minister of Aviation and Transport, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin noted that they were “eyeing” the end of April for a possible opening of the terminal. During a recent visit the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis noted that he believed they would be ready at the beginning of May.
Presently FES Construction is finishing up their last bits of work and are confident that their work will be completed by the end of the month if not before. Project Manager for FES, Cameron Edgecombe noted that their work inside the terminal building is completed and they expect to finish the paving of the tarmac within the next couple of weeks.
Employees, particularly security personnel, have been in training for the last four weeks and are expected to be ready for the upcoming opening. However, at this time no Air Traffic Control personnel have undergone training to be stationed at the control tower in Marsh Harbour.
The green light has been given for the Departments of Customs and Immigration as well as airline employees to begin moving into their new spaces in the terminal building.