A top-level delegation of key Aviation and Tourism Stakeholders participated in a first-hand assessment of the three main airports across Eleuthera.
This move, according to no-nonsense Director of Aviation, Dr. Kenneth Romer, “Is an ongoing exercise to get empowered leadership stakeholders into the fields to make assessments of deficiencies and implement solutions based on an immediate, medium-and-long-term improvement strategy. It’s past time for less talk and more action. Period”.
The Government of The Bahamas recently announced aggressive plans to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a portfolio of some 14 Family Island airports, structured under a Public Private Partnership scheme, which according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper, “Will signal the renaissance of many Family Island communities over the next three years.”
In the meantime, addressing critical, low-hanging operational issues remains an ongoing imperative of the Airport Authority that has managerial oversight for the 28 Government-owned airports across the archipelago. Accompanying Dr. Romer on the visit to Eleuthera was Mr. Niko Davis, The Airport Authority’s Director of Family Island Airports Department.
Some of the immediate implementations over the next two weeks will be the completion of roof repairs to the Governor’s Harbour Airport, installation of a new air conditioner system and fans in the passengers’ check-in section of the North Eleuthera International Airport, along with additional seating for international and domestic passengers.