Travel to the Bahamas just got better thanks to a brand new, state-of-the-art U.S. terminalat Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), aYVR-subsidiary airport in Nassau, Bahamas.
The 247,000-square-foot terminal – the first landmark of a three-stage $409-million redevelopment of LPIA – opened March 16 and includes a significant increase in retail and food and beverage offerings, such as a 170-seat restaurant, a common-use lounge and a duty-free store.
LPIA is managed by Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS), a global airport investment management and development company that manages an expanding network of 19 airports on three continents. YVRAS is jointly owned by Vancouver Airport Authority and Citi Infrastructure Investors.
In addition to a number of infrastructure and retail improvements, the new LPIA terminal also offers a more visually pleasing atmosphere, with vibrant colours that create a unique Bahamian sense of place and provide a backdrop for stunning artwork created by local Bahamian artists.
A new international arrivals terminal and pier is expected to open in the fall of 2012, with a new domestic and international departures and domestic arrivals terminal anticipated to open in 2013. Upon completion of the redevelopment program, the airport’s terminal area will grow by approximately 21 per cent to offer a 50 per cent increase in passenger capacity.