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Improvements Announced at Provo Airport

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Turks & Caicos News – July 2012

$10M Improvements Announced at Provo Airport

A  US$10m redevelopment of passenger facilities at Providenciales  International Airport was announced by Airports Authority CEO Mr. John Smith  today, Tue, 31 July 2012. 

The planned expansion will nearly double the size of the  terminal to better accommodate the 500,000 passengers who pass through  the Airport each year. It will increase in size from 51,462 to 92,321 sq  ft.  

Work is scheduled to begin later this years and be completed in 2014 and  will ensure that the TCI’s airport meets the International Association  of Travel Agents criteria for Level C Class facilities.  

Once  completed passengers will be able to enjoy expanded check in counter  areas and self check in facilities, additional bathroom facilities,  larger retail space for shops and restaurants, and improved medical  amenities.  

The first phase of works will include the construction of a new  traffic circulation system, an extension to the existing west car park,  and extension of the departure Lounge.  

The second phase  will continue with the extension on the international check in area,  security check point as well as the arrivals hall.  

The third and final phase will include the domestic  departures and arrivals area, completion of car park and aesthetics,  including water features.  

“We are embarking on a journey  of fundamental change in the way we conduct business and welcome  tourists to the Turks and Caicos Islands,” said John Smith, CEO, Turks  and Caicos Airports Authority. “Our terminal expansion project will not  only offer better facilities for passengers, but provide us with the  room to expand over the next 15 years.”  

“Providenciales International Airport is absolutely crucial to the  Islander and visitor experience,” said Governor Ric Todd. “First  impressions are vital, and I am certain that this work will provide the  level of experience that our visitors demand.   “People who use the airport facilities know that it can become  crowded at peak times – so does the Airport’s Management. That is why  they have been planning these crucial works  as part of their overall  master plan which also saw the runway expansion completed last year.  

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TCIAA, July 31st, 2012