The installation of equipment in several buildings at the Argyle International Airport (AIA), particularly the Passenger Terminal Building, is continuing. Since its completion in December 2013, the Passenger Terminal Building has seen significant retrofitting work to have it ready for operation.
Among the equipment installed recently is the baggage handling system, which was purchased from Glidepath of New Zealand. The baggage handling system includes four conveyor belts: two large conveyor belts in the arrivals hall, one large outbound conveyor belt in the checking in area, and two small belts in the domestic terminal, one outbound and one inbound.
Installation of the baggage handling system commenced toward the end of June and was completed in early August.
Meantime the installation of the scanning machines has begun, while the installation of two jet air bridges are nearing completion. These jet bridges arrived in St Vincent in mid July 2015. Meanwhile, modifications to the front of the building to connect the boarding bridges are being done by Overseas Engineering Construction Company (OECC) and are not impacting the installation of the bridges which is expected to be completed by the end of August.