Construction of the terminal building at the new Argyle International Airport in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will begin later this year.
The 11,500m CO2 terminal building will handle 1.4 million passengers each year and allow the airport to start direct flights from major North American and European destinations.
The airport, being built at a cost of $240m, will open in April 2012 and replace the existing ET Joshua Airport.
The airport, to be built on 175 acres of land, will include a paved runway 2,743m long and 45m wide.
The terminal will also be able to accommodate large jets such as Boeing 747-400s.