Caribbean aviation services provider I.A.M. Jet Centre Group has been selected by the St. Lucia Air and Seaports Authority (SLASPA) to establish the first FBO at Hewanorra International Airport (HIA). I.A.M.—which operates IS-BAH Stage 2-registered facilities at Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, and Tortola—currently coordinates private aircraft handling and fuel services through the HIA commercial terminal.
“Construction of the new facility is part of a 30-year master plan that will create several opportunities for St. Lucia,” noted Daren Cenac, SLASPA’s acting general manager. “This is particularly true for the tourism and travel industries, specifically providing a unique experience for premium class passengers.”
Groundbreaking for I.A.M. St. Lucia is expected to take by mid-June, with targeted completion by year-end. The facility will consist of a 7,000-sq-ft terminal with dedicated in house customs and immigration processing, premium lounge spaces, meeting room, crew rest area, and security screening.
“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,” said I.A.M. chairman Paul Worrell. “We are particularly pleased that our timing coincides with the commencement of works towards a new, modern commercial terminal facility.”