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Jamaica: Growth & Jobs | Expansion of Sangster airport moves ahead – … amid projections of recovery in air travel

The Airports Authority of Jamaica is projecting a recovery in passenger traffic for Jamaica’s two international airports even as capital improvement works proceed apace at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St James.

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), Audley Deidrick, says the travel and tourism industries have, by far, suffered the most significant impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the downturn in traffic and revenues, Deidrick says that the airport concessionaire is pressing ahead with many of the planned improvements under the master plan, which is required every five years in response to current and future growth forecast.

The projects, which represent an investment of approximately US$170 million, include expansion works under a master plan programme and a runway expansion project.

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