BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, DECEMBER 11TH 2006 (CUOPM)
The new parking apron capable of accommodating six-wide bodied aircraft at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport will be officially opened on Tuesday.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has been invited by the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) to deliver the feature address and cut the ribbon to officially put the parking area into service, although it was used recently by a Virgin Atlantic 747.
Besides the new parking apron located west of the terminal, the US$15.9 million project included the construction of a new taxi-way, resurfacing of the existing runway and existing parking apron, modification to the draining system, installation of lights and construction of a new fuelling depot.