St. Lucia to upgrade international airport passenger capacity to over one million

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has revealed that the construction will begin this fall at the Hewanorra International airport which will provide it with the capacity accommodate over one million passengers.
“So it means that we are going to be commencing construction of the new airport this fall and the new airport is going to be able to have the capacity of one and a half million passengers,” Chastanet told.

Some the new systems to be adopted in the enhancing the Hewanora airport facility, according to the prime minister, include facial recognition technology and a system where people’s bags are delivered to their hotel. ‘On property’ satellite offices will be also be created where people will be able to check-in their bags at their hotels instead of doing so at the airport.

At present, there are two airports operating in Saint Lucia: the George F. L. Charles Airport in Castries and the soon to be upgraded Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort.

Source: St Lucia News

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