Renovated in 1998, Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport is widely acclaimed to be one of the best mid-sized airports in the Caribbean. Modern and attractive, the airport features spacious arrival and departure lounges, VIP suites, escalator and elevators and ramps for the disabled. This spacious airport is complemented by a range of retail stores, restaurants, snack and gift shops. The variety of souvenirs, gift items and exquisite cuisines and beverages are geared to comfort every visitor.
The airport remains committed to passenger and cargo safety and is compliant with international security procedures. State of the art baggage and passenger screening equipment, closed circuit television, well trained and professional security officers as well as efficient baggage handling technology are evidence of the emphasis placed on safety and security.
Measuring 2, 317 meters long and 45 metres wide, the runway can accommodate aircraft up to B747 size and is designed to handle commercial jets, cargo carriers, private jets and regional commuter flights. The airport boasts of three taxi ways and parking for six wide bodied jets.
There are scheduled services to the UK, Canada and the U.S.A as well as many destinations within the Caribbean. Carriers include American Eagle, American Airlines, Delta, British Airways, Sky Service and LIAT. Aircraft handling services such as air-start units, high-loaders, passenger stairs, and ground power units are offered on a rental basis.
Air cargo services are provided by a number of freight forwarders including FedEx, DHL, and UPS. Cargo facilities include a bonded warehouse, a transit zone, a domestic-cargo-only zone, an animal quarantine station, a fresh meat inspection area and an express courier centre.
There are facilities for handling dangerous goods and exceptionally heavy items of cargo.
In order to diversify facility options to satisfy the tastes of airport travelers, a Private Air Terminal is being built at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. Designed by Indian's internationally known architect, Bobby Mukherji, the Fixed Base Operation (FBO) will feature lounges, business centers, state-of-the-art services and a courtyard. The private terminal will cater to high end visitors, particularly CIP's (commercially important persons.) Operational in 2012, the FBO will be located to the west of the main terminal of the airport.
Qualified Customer Service Representatives and Taxi dispatchers have been strategically situated in various welcoming locations at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport to service customers with the highest service standard. The Customer Service Representatives dressed in khaki bottoms and orange polo shirts are responsible for responding to the inquiries of airport travelers and visitors. Whether it is by email, telephone or face to face, our Customer Service Representatives, Taxi Dispatchers, Security Officers and Office Administrators are trained to make traveling in St. Kitts a delight.