(eTN) – Airports of Mauritius have confirmed that the ongoing work on upgrading the country’s main international airport in Pt. Louis is on schedule and that, in fact, two aircraft parking positions have already been handed over by the contractor. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan International Airport is under the current construction project, due to get a largely-increased apron area with additional parking positions for aircraft, while a new passenger terminal is also being added to the existing facilities at the airport.
The airport is home base for Air Mauritius and regular host to a number of international airlines flying regularly to the island with tourists going on vacation across the island’s resorts. The additional facilities are part of a master plan development of the airport seeking to establish Mauritius as a key aviation hub in the region with the capacity for future growth.
All new facilities now under construction are due to be fully operational by the early part of the first quarter of 2013, at which time arriving and departing passengers will enjoy a new feeling of space and comfort in new facilities, shops, and lounges.