Airport Development Project #28

Airport Development Project #28

FOREWORD

This year the Philip Goldson International Airport welcomed a record number of passengers, boosting its passenger traffic by 4.5%. The Belize destination remains strong.

Within budget and precisely on time, our investments have increased passenger capacity and comfort, increased aircraft parking stands and the ATB with larger arrival and departure halls, a new domestic baggage carousel, four additional boarding gates, larger passenger queueing areas with more Immigration Officers, and new x-ray machines and walk through metal detectors for expeditious passenger processing, among many others. Having been fully screened, travelers will enjoy new cafes and stores plus larger, more modern restrooms, and more delightful facilities.

Throughout our locally-financed $22 million Airport Improvements Project, Management was determined not to compromise its efficient operations and courteous culture. We extend deep thanks to everyone at the PGIA for their understanding during times of unavoidable inconvenience.

We celebrate with the Department of Civil Aviation in the expansion of its Headquarters and the modernization of its radar equipment. Theirs is a historic milestone.

Having provided employment opportunity for 35 young Belizeans during the summer months, the BACC funded scholarships at St. John’s College, Wesley College, Excelsior High School, Tubal Trade & Vocational Institute, Ladyville Technical High School, Ecumenical College, Delille Academy, Julian Cho Technical School, Corozal Community College and Our Lady of Mount Carmel as well as funded feeding programs at St. Mary’s Primary School, St. Martin de Porres, and Dara’s. Our corporate support extended to environmental, cultural and athletic activities, as well as hurricane recovery.

Congratulations are in order to the youngest station manager and second female manager at the PGIA, Ms. Keidy Tejada of COPA Airlines. On Friday, 15th December 2017, Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, commences services from Toronto, Canada to Belize. We welcome Air Canada’s station Manager, Mrs. Reyna Nieto, and her crew.

Struck by the simple yet unfathomable mystery of the Divine Child, with hearts full of hope, charity and love, may we be guided by His character, His goodness, His humanity, His sacrifice, and His life. Cheers and Merry Christmas.

With friendship,

Jorge L. Espat
B.A.C.C.

 

Air Canada is to commence a weekly service from Toronto, Canada on December 15th, 2017.

 

Local construction personnel casting a concrete slab for additional landside parking

 

Personnel from various emergency services during a recent Airport Emergency Exercise.

 

Meeting with various stakeholders at the conclusion of a recent Airport Emergency Exercise.

 

COCESNA’s overseas consultants along with Duty Manager Mr. Keagan Moore conducting inspections of airfield lighting systems.

 

On-site meeting between Aero Dispatch’s Mr. Kalim Habet and aircraft ground support personnel.

 

One of Maya Island Air’s two new Cessna Caravans showcasing Belize’s flora and fauna.

 

Inside glimpse of British personnel boarding a C17 military aircraft on departure from Belize.

 

Local construction personnel working on an expanded pavement for landside parking for Airport Taxis.

 

Heavy duty equipment at work cleaning major airside drains as part of hurricane preparedness.

 

Welcome gifts being handed out to passengers on Westjet’s inaugural flight from Calgary, Canada.

 

Placement of hot mix by local contractors on pavement at Air Cargo Terminal Building.

 

Completed hot-mix pavement for public parking at the Air Cargo Terminal Building.

 

Airport personnel retrieving Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on aircraft parking apron as part of United Airlines Apron Safety Week.

 

Contractors working on installation of new automated hurricane shutters for the Air Traffic Control Tower.

 

Personnel from Ministry of Agriculture suiting up for eradication of killer-bees as part of Wildlife Management.

 

Airport officials awaiting the start of a meeting with TSA inspectors during an airport visit.

 

A recent Airport Security and Safety Committee meeting in session.

 

Airport Screeners Certification Training for airport employees being conducted by Airport Security Specialist, Mr. Louis Escobar.

 

Employees of Westjet undergoing training in preparation for new services.

 

BACC employees enjoying a little down-time at a recent Employees Games Night.

 

Concrete ramp pavement being cast as part of works associated with Eastern Airport Expansion Project.

 

A new fire tender coming off a US Military Aircraft as a gift to the Caye Caulker Community.

 

Employee lounges are under construction for use by airside ground support personnel of local and international airlines.

 

Airport Security Specialist Louis Escobar and Chief Security Officer Glenford Reid providing Airport Certification Training.

 

Eastern section of Departure Hall with new stores recently completed.

 

Recently completed upper level expansion to the headquarters of the Department of Civil Aviation.

 

Department of Civil Aviation’s Mr. Lindsay Garbutt at an inaugural ceremony marking investments in building and equipment.

 

BACC’s Duty Manager Mr. Emile Evans laying a wreath for Fallen Pilots at Barry Bowen Municipal Airport.

 

Director of Immigration and Nationality Services Ms. Diana Locke overseeing internal training for the Department

 

IT Team from the Immigration and Nationality Services installing computers for new stations.

 

BACC employees installing newly constructed booths for Immigration Department at Pre-Board #2.

 

Officials from Department of Civil Aviation and BACC inspecting recently completed 104,000 sq. ft. apron expansion.

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