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Airport updates brighten old terminal

  • First phase: operator Skyport has painted, re-carpeted and updated the signs at the existing LF Wade International terminal

Airport (Photograph supplied)
  • First phase: operator Skyport has painted, re-carpeted and updated the signs at the existing LF Wade International terminal

Airport (Photograph supplied)

The first phase of upgrades at the airport terminal have been completed.

Fresh coats of paint, new carpet and updated signs are some of the changes that have been made to the existing terminal at the LF Wade International Airport.

Airport operator Skyport said the cosmetic work was included in the budget when it took over the airport last year.

The interior of the terminal has been repainted and all the carpet has been replaced with lighter material.

New ceiling tiles have been installed and the roof of the terminal has been scraped and painted. Water damage has also been repaired in most of the terminal and shades have been installed on the windows to cool the building.

The car parks have been given new line paintings. Existing light fixtures have been replaced with energy-efficient LED lights and new line painting also took place on the main aircraft parking apron and taxiway.

Painting of the airside exterior of the terminal will begin next month.

The duty-free shops in the arrivals area and US departures area will be expanded and the international departures lounge is also scheduled for improvements.

Myron Burchall, director of maintenance and engineering at Skyport, said: “The current terminal has not seen major renovations in some time.

“We want to improve the interior and exterior of the existing space as much as possible while the new terminal is being built.

“Skyport is committed to improving the overall experience for customers in our existing terminal and introducing a first-class facility when the new terminal is completed in 2020.”

Bermudian companies HDDC, Graphix Signs, Araujo Construction and Kaissa were contracted for the latest work.