Hi, I thought I’d share some pictures and information of the expansions going on at Owen Roberts International Airport with the forum. Some of these expansions weren’t meant to be done until 2030, but the airport being mostly shutdown due to our borders being closed have sped things up.
Picture 1 & 3: Runway 8/26 has been expanded by a couple hundred feet to allow British Airways to fly directly to London-Heathrow with a full load. Previously a stop in Nassau, Providenciales, or Bermuda was required. (Mostly Nassau) In Addition the turn around area at the end of the runway was expanded so an aircraft can hold there while another lands.
Pictures 2 & 4: A taxiway was added at the end of runway 8 to allow an alternative to back taxiing after landing. The new taxiway also allows space for aircraft to hold while waiting for a gate, previously only 2 aircraft could hold on the smaller taxiway.
Additional Info: The entire runway was repaved to better support the B777-200ER that British uses to service the airport. Also visible in the photos next to the current terminal, two new gates will be added. The two gates can also be used as one gate for a wide body. This brings the total gate number to 10.