The St. Lucia Air and Seaports Authority and IAM Jet Centre has signed an agreement to set up an FBO at Hewanorra International Airport.
IAM Jet Centre Group is a regionally based provider of premium services to corporate aircraft with FBOs in Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada and Tortola. The establishment of similar dedicated operations at HIA will contribute to the airport’s overall service offerings.
The agreement is the result of a process that started three years ago and will complement the proposed master plan for Hewanorra International Airport (HIA).
Paul Worrell, chairman of IAM Jet Centre, said, “IAM Jet Centre St. Lucia is very pleased to team up with the St. Lucia Air and Seaports Authority and the local tourism industry to create a remarkable experience for travelers arriving and departing.
“St. Lucia is known for its lovely accommodation, natural beauty and beaches and our intention is for our presence at HIA to accentuate the island as a prime destination. We are particularly pleased that our timing coincides with the commencement of works towards a new modern commercial terminal facility. The two projects will take St. Lucia tourism to a whole new level.”
Daren Cenac, St. Lucia Air and Seaports Authority’s acting general manager added, “The construction of the new facility is part of a 30-year master plan that will create several opportunities for St. Lucia. This is particularly true for the tourism and travel industries, specifically providing a unique experience for premium class passengers.”
The ground breaking for IAM Jet Centre St. Lucia is expected to take place in the coming weeks, with construction expected to reach completion at the end of 2019.