FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Grand Bahama Island welcomes the opening of
its $30 million international airport terminal June 2, the first
U.S. Customs pre-clearance facility to be built after 9/11.
The new terminal, designed to meet customs and border protection
standards required by the Dept. of Homeland Security, will be used
for international arrivals and U.S. departures.
Facilities include 12 customs booths, advanced luggage scanning
machines, a $1.5 million baggage facility, 22 ticket counters,
shops, Internet kiosks and restaurants. The 11,000-foot-long
runway, resurfaced for $5.5 million, can accommodate the largest
planes now in service.
The Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya, a partner with the Grand
Bahama Airport Co. in the airport project, will offer a VIP
reception lounge and other guest services.
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