New York, New York—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
One of the Caribbean’s premier travel hubs, Princess Juliana International Airport, famous for its stunning over-beach and over-bar landings, announced at a press conference in New York City yesterday a $132 million dollar bond that will enable the airport begin a major improvement and expansion program sure to push them to the top of the region’s jet-set hierarchy.
The focus of the investment will fall on runway rehabilitation, constructing new and efficient taxiways, apron expansion for additional aircraft parking space and the acquisition of additional property. In total, these planned improvements, according to the Managing Director of Princess Juliana International Airport Regina LaBega’s modest estimates, should bring a %3.5 increase in total air traffic to St. Maarten’s already bustling runways.
Though these improvements are certainly good news for future travelers, Princess Juliana International Airport also came with good tidings for current visitors as well, stressing that throughout the three year long renovation process no airline flight interruptions are expected. All work is scheduled to start after the last flight of the day and end before the first flight of the day, which should provide a seamless transition to a new and improved Princess Juliana International Airport for all St. Maarten’s travelers.
Work is expected to commence in February of 2013, with the runway renovations, and be completed in three years time, with optimistic outlooks estimating a completion date of December 2016.