Airport eyes November completion for Phase 1 of its international arrivals corridor project

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The airport is aiming to finish the first phase of its beleaguered third-floor international arrivals corridor on November 1st.

The Guam International Airport Authority’s third-floor corridor has been plagued with delays but despite the issues, GIAA executive manager John Quinata says the project is on its way to completion.

The airport is aiming to finish the first phase of its beleaguered third-floor international arrivals corridor on November 1st.

Quinata says differences between the original plans and the reality on the ground — including the need to strengthen the corridor against earthquakes — caused the project to be delayed and go over budget.

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“The designers were basing themselves on the floor plan, the footprint that they have. The floor plan that they have, when they were breaking things down, it was not matching. So there’s a lot of change orders that needed to be done,” Quinata said.

Phase two of that project is scheduled for completion sometime late this year or early next year.

The other two major undertakings for the airport, are the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility, which is scheduled to wrap up next September, and the rehabilitation of the airport’s 12,000-foot runway, which is scheduled to be completed October 2021.

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