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Decision on future of old airport by end of March, says Skyport

A decision on the future of the old airport building could be made inside the next few months, operator Skyport said yesterday.

The old LF Wade Airport (File photograph)

But a spokeswoman for the agency said it could not discuss what options were being looked at.

She added plans were expected to be announced around the end of March.

The old terminal, first built about 75 years ago, was decommissioned after the new building opened on December 9 last year.

The new terminal cost about $250 million and took almost four years to complete.

A master plan for Bermuda’s airport development needs, which was created about 15 years ago, recommended a new terminal be erected to replace the previous building.

Work was carried out as a public-private partnership between the Bermuda Government, the Canadian Commercial Corporation and developer Aecon.

Skyport was tasked with covering the design, finance and construction of the new terminal, as well as its operation and maintenance over 30 years, under the deal.

The deal, which was struck by the previous One Bermuda Alliance Government, was opposed by the Progressive Labour Party and pressure groups such as the People’s Campaign.

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Published February 15, 2021 at 8:06 am (Updated February 15, 2021 at 8:07 am)

Decision on future of old airport by end of March, says Skyport

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