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Although government stated that they were eyeing the end of April for a possible soft opening for the Leonard M Thompson International Airport, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis revealed that the opening could be delayed as late as the end of May.

Is the Airport Open Yet? : Part IX

Leonard Thompson Abaco Airport

Is the Airport Open Yet?

NO

Although government stated that they were eyeing the end of April for a possible soft opening for the Leonard M Thompson International Airport, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis revealed that the opening could be delayed as late as the end of May.

The airport terminal, initially expected to open in October 2012, has seen a number of deadlines come and go for the last year and a half and this last delay leaves Abaconians no less frustrated but unsurprised.

On April 23 outside of the house of Assembly Mr. Davis told reporters that although most of the work at the airport was complete, the facility was not scheduled to open until sometime in May because of numerous factors.

He said: “Marsh Harbour airport is almost done and I think we are scheduled to open sometime in May.  There were a lot of delays and a number of factors contributed to the delay. As I am currently advised, as I stand here it is still May. I don’t know whether it’s the first week in May but I know it is May.

“The occupancy certificate has been issued for the building. I can say that so much of the work (required) relates to the runway, the parking area and the other accommodations. (The) work required is to ensure the airport is as aesthetically functional (as possible).”

So yes, another missed deadline, but who’s counting?

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About Bradley Albury

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