AIRPORT– Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) started using its recently-installed temporary Arrival Pavilion on Friday. The new Arrival Pavilion has been constructed adjacent to the Departure Pavilion, which will centralise the traffic flow in the common public parking area.
The tent is accessible at the C-gates bus-parking area. According to an airport press release Friday, although a temporary solution, passengers can expect more comfort and ease as they clear the Immigration and Customs process on arrival to the island.
The premises will also host the police Alpha Team. According to the Airport Projects, Planning and Systems (PPS) Department management, the facilities will also feature food and beverage, car rental and VIP concessions. An area has been allocated for car rental concessions on the outskirts of the Arrival Pavilion, for added convenience of the arriving passenger.
The dimensions of the pavilion are 25 metres by 30 metres and it is fully carpeted and air-conditioned.
The Airport has been utilising its fixed-based operations (FBO) facilities for dual purposes following the passing of the destructive Hurricane Irma last year, to facilitate both scheduled commercial flights and corporate jets. The opening of the new Arrival Pavilion will also ensure that once again only corporate jet passengers will be processed in the FBO facilities.
Passengers who travelled with major commercial flights such as KLM, Delta, American Airlines and JetBlue were amongst the first who passed through the new facility on Friday.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74992-airport-puts-arrival-pavilion-in-operation