Jose Marti International Airport, the Cuban capital Havana’s main airport, is scheduled for a $10.2 million upgrade later in 2013.
The upgrades to the airport’s main international terminal, Terminal 3, will include the addition of eight footbridges for boarding, new walkways, additional check-in counters, lighting and air conditioning improvements and water/electricity.
The terminal will also be upgraded to accommodate larger airplanes.
Terminal 3, built with Canadian assistance, is the most modern terminal at the airport. The airport suffers from severe overcrowding as the numbers of tourists and travelers to Cuba have increased steadily since the 1990s.
Nearly 3 million international tourists are expected to visit Cuba in 2013. Travelers from Canada and the UK top of list of international visitors to Cuba.