St Lucia enters the 21st century with the airport its visitors need – and deserve


It has been a project 20 years in the planning with a number of false starts, but a redevelopment of St Lucia’s international airport is finally underway, according to the minister for tourism, Dominic Fedee.

The Hewanorra airport on the Eastern Caribbean island currently operates a single terminal for both domestic and international arrivals and departures and it can get chronically overcrowded on busy weekends. The plans, which will cost in excess of $100 million (£76.7m), include expansion of the existing terminal and construction of a new terminal with state-of-the-art facilities, including air-conditioning, restaurants, shops and executive lounges.

“We have maxed the current capacity of the airport,” says Fedee, “and the expansion project is in keeping with the broader plan to…

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