BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- About $70 million will be spent over the
next five years to renovate the Grantley Adams Airport here.
A Canadian airport consultant, Sypher-Mueller International, is
leading a consortium that will produce the design and supervise the
The first phase of the project entails repairs to and expansion
of the airfield pavements and the customer parking structure.
Security also will be upgraded during this phase, and a new
cargo apron will be developed.
The second phase will focus on increasing the airport terminal's
Since the entire renovation is expected to take several years,
the airport authority has decided to implement a short-term plan to
alleviate the current overcrowding.
That plan includes turning the first floor of the terminal into
an air-conditioned departure lounge with seats for 450 passengers.
The existing departure lounge, meanwhile, will be upgraded.
The arrivals area will be improved with an air-conditioned
The third phase covers the redesign and modernization of the
entire terminal building. The design work is in progress, but
definite additions include a new arrivals building and a new