The Terrance B. Lettsome airport underwent a major $55 million renovation in 2004. After dredging was completed the runway was expanded allowing larger planes into the BVI. These planes are not the large jumbo jets one could expect flying into St. Thomas or Puerto Rico. There are 64 passenger turbo prop airplanes, used for regional flying only. This renovation was the largest capital project ever at that time.
Some of the highlights of the project include:
*A new 46000 sqft (4273.5 m2). terminal building
*An enlarged flight apron
*A new control tower
*3700 ft (343.7 m2). runway extension
*New airport road with expanded parking (150 parking stalls)
There is a $20 departure tax for anyone over the age of five years old.