The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has partnered with CIBC Caribbean to reintroduce an Automated Banking Machine (ABM) at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport.

The new ABM, installed in April, has already begun to fill a much-needed void for airport customers, as revealed in a media release from CIBC Caribbean.

Strategically located in front of the stairs between the airline service counters and the departure lounge, the cash dispensing machine is accessible to both incoming and departing passengers, as well as other airport users. This reintroduction according to the BVIAA, addresses a long-standing demand from travelers and airport staff for on-site cash access.

Kurt Menal, Managing Director of the BVIAA, expressed his satisfaction with the initiative, stating, “We wanted to partner with a globally recognized and trusted institution to provide a reliable solution and meet the demand for access to cash on site. After undertaking our research and due diligence, we approached CIBC Caribbean and reached an agreement for the provision of the ABM.”

Fabian Devonish, Acting Country Manager for CIBC Caribbean, highlighted the positive reception and increasing usage of the ABM since its installation.

“We foresee an exponential increase in travelers, airport businesses, and staff using the ABM as well as the public who will benefit from being able to withdraw cash in Long Look and Beef Island,” Devonish said.

“The ABM will work with VISA and MasterCard debit and credit cards to dispense US dollars regardless of the currency in which the account funds are held,” he added.

The reintroduction of the ABM not only benefits the airport’s customers and employees but also aligns with the BVIAA’s goal of improving overall airport services. This partnership with CIBC Caribbean, a globally recognized banking institution, ensures the reliability and security of the cash dispensing service.

CIBC Caribbean has a strong presence in the region, with ABM machines installed at several other international airports, including those in Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.