The improvements to the sea and airports have been progressing well. The new Blowing Point sea terminal opened last year and replaced the temporary terminal that had operated since Hurricane Irma destroyed its predecessor. The airport project is also progressing. A digital rendering of the new terminal was presented to the public last month, with Premier Dr Haydn Hughes stating that it was designed by Anguillans and it will be "the envy of the Caribbean."
The current length of the Clayton J. Lloyd Airport accommodates private jets and propeller aircraft, but it needs to be longer to accommodate larger aircraft and enable existing aircraft using the airport to have full passenger loads. Building work on the terminal is expected to commence early in the new year, with work on the runway due to begin in 2025.
In presenting the rendering, Anguilla's Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Haydn Hughes, said, "We believe we can double the number of arrivals into the island". "Time is currency, and the length of time to arrive to our destination has proven to be consuming for many. The improved and expanded terminals will be able to facilitate larger commercial carriers from our most important gateways.”
The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office is contributing up to £12million to the airport project which is expected to cost EC$270 million (£81million) in total.