SVG’s Argyle International to welcome new charter flights

The airport St. Vincent

The new Argyle International Airport (AIA) boasts a runway that is 9,000 feet long, 250 feet wide, capable of accommodating aircraft as large as Boeing 747-400’s, while the 171,000 sq ft terminal building is designed to accommodate 1.5 million passengers per year.

The AIA is further enhanced with two jet bridges, restaurants, bars and other shops, all designed to provide passengers and airport employees with a pleasant experience.

To commemorate the long anticipated occasion and to set the tone for future flights into AIA, two flights, Caribbean Airlines charter and Dynamics Airline will leave New York, JFK for St.Vincent and the Grenadines( AIA)on February 14th, returning on February 21st.

Tickets for both Caribbean Airlines and Dynamics are being sold by Earley Travel Services: http://www.earleytravel.com Telephone (718) 693-4200, E-mail: earleytravel@yahoo.com

Tourism has been the major economic earner for St.Vincent and the Grenadines for the last two decades and it is expected that the new international airport will increase earnings in this sector as well as other critical sectors, including agriculture, fisheries and industry.

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33 Comments

  1. Nacinimod
    February 9, 2017

    Me thinks the AIA is a good thing for Dominica too.

    For international flights, instead of flying in/out of Barbados, Antigua or Puerto Rico, Dominicans can fly into and out of Argyle International Airport. All we need is the cooperation of LIAT to coordinate and synchronize local flights to Vincy.

    • truth
      February 9, 2017

      how about dominicans flying straight into Dominica and no cooperation from LIAT

  2. Tjebe fort
    February 8, 2017

    Gonsalves tell Skerrit, boy show me yours and I will show you mine. Well, Ralphy boy showed his 9,000 ft. one and still waiting for Skerrit to show his asset!

  3. Truth
    February 8, 2017

    Great News for St. Vincent , you all should be ashamed of even posting this. This is the same Argyle that was offered to Dca and the PM brought Mr Gonzalves telling us don’t accept it. Now here we are ,Aryle International Airport in St. Vincent . Nice one Skerro . SMH

    • Malatete
      February 8, 2017

      The truth is that St. Vincent can not afford this. Four flights in 1 week will hardly pay the light bill and I seriously question whether the government was bold enough to even charge landing fees for these two planes, one of which, the 767 from Dynamic airlines could 30 years old and outdated.. What St. Vincent really needs are scheduled long haul flights, both from Europe and N. America and even then it is debatable they would break even.

  4. marie-claire R Skerrit
    February 8, 2017

    Hopefully Dominica can take note and use some of that CBI funds to build an international airport.

    Is that better Now admin DNO?

  5. February 8, 2017

    Boy I wish that international airport was built in Dominica. I would have leave that cold weather here in Canada and head Da . My airline /aviation industry knowledge and training would be a great asset to start up and develop this airport in whitekubulli.

  6. Academic
    February 8, 2017

    Dear Mr. Gonsalves,

    Please invite Skerrit of the Dominica Labour Party to this great milestone in your country’s development. And please, afford him the dignity of insanity to talk at the function.

    We the intelligent and progressive people of DOminica are just overly curious to hear what our idiot would say in a situation like this. The truth is that Mr. Gonsalves, he has denied Dominica of making similar progress like you are enjoying in SVG for the past 15 years.

    With considerations of my highest regards.

    Janet

  7. February 8, 2017

    Oh wow!! What great news from St. Vincent, I wish that international airport was built in DOMINICA. I would have returned home instantly. 9000ft runway? That’s great st. Vincent .

  8. john paul
    February 8, 2017

    we cannot until 2020 election to talk about it.2014 election you talk about international airport.since you got back in ,you change your mind again.you are not gonna fool us next election we promise.

  9. john paul
    February 8, 2017

    mr.prime minister,when is Dominica gonna get an international airport?.are you gonna wait until next election to talk about it?we need words on it right now.

  10. MWEN ENKOR
    February 7, 2017

    No Wonder Skerrit does not regard Gonzalves anymore, because he gave him 6 for a 9 when he said in Portsmouth that Dominica does not need an international airport and all Skerrit and all his supporters applauded in support. Then Gonzalves went back to SVG and started work on his own. Here it is.

  11. Fantastic
    February 7, 2017

    Dominica where yours?

  12. Run
    February 7, 2017

    Let’s keep drinking the red cool aid, we getting ours soon,

  13. Helas!
    February 7, 2017

    one day Dominica will have an international airport

  14. Just looking
    February 7, 2017

    Our Fools in Dominica with blind loyalty applauded, with extreme shouting, when Gonzales said in Portsmouth, ” obey your Prime minister you don’t need an international airport”. We are so gullible, God help us with our mass IGNORANCE. GUSH MAN!!!!! Those foolish Dominicans would lost their life, prostitute their lives and children, blindly supporting political parties

  15. The Truth Be Told (Original)
    February 7, 2017

    Vincentians, especially those who reside abroad will be elated about their international airport. They will be able to fly directly to St. Vincent. It is worth rejoicing and celebrating.

  16. BEB
    February 7, 2017

    Now the Prime Minister of St Vincent is laughing at Dominica’s Prime Minister

  17. Elephan
    February 7, 2017

    Congrats Skerro, you played yourself

  18. freedom fighter
    February 7, 2017

    Magway sa little st. Vincent have international airport, all Skerrit could talk about was Chinese road from Roseau to Portsmouth, not hearing nothing now, keep drinking the red coolaid Dom ni cans

  19. Jackass
    February 7, 2017

    Well done St. Vincent. Dominica needs a leaf from your book.

  20. Lady Gaga
    February 7, 2017

    Comrade Ralph must be laughing all the way to the bank…and we listened to him.

  21. Righteous
    February 7, 2017

    “Tourism has been the major economic earner for St.Vincent and the Grenadines for the last two decades and it is expected that the new international airport will increase earnings in this sector as well as other critical sectors, including agriculture, fisheries and industry.”

    Big up to Vincy.

  22. Anthony P. Ismael
    February 7, 2017

    Meanwhile in Dominica, Nassief continues to brain wash anyone who would listen by telling them we do not need a modern airport, although we keep talking about building new hotels one after the other. And before I forget, the river just wash away Douglas Charles for the third time and Labor just poured 30 more millions into this money pit.

  23. LifeandDeath
    February 7, 2017

    Congrats SVG!!..did it despite of the hardship and not one CBI dollar..Focus!!

  24. February 7, 2017

    bravo!
    what Dominica is waiting for ?
    Shame on this government!

  25. papa
    February 7, 2017

    Alas is da that is cacarat

  26. only time will tell
    February 7, 2017

    And his good friend pm in Dominican putting $9 million into PIT LATRINE FOR HIS DOM-IN-CANS using three years to do so lol lol lol

  27. Janet
    February 7, 2017

    Dear Mr. Gonsalves,

    Please invite Skerrit of the Dominica Labour Party to this great milestone in your country’s development. And please, afford him the dignity of insanity to talk at the function.

    We the intelligent and progressive people of DOminica are just overly curious to hear what our idiot would say in a situation like this. The truth is that Mr. Gonsalves, he has denied Dominica of making similar progress like you are enjoying in SVG for the past 15 years.

    With considerations of my highest regards.

    Janet.

  28. marie-claire R Skerrit
    February 7, 2017

    Great job SVG. Hopefully soon we can have some Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI) funds enacted to get Dominica’s International airport going within the coming days. I want the airport to be named: ” Citizenship by Investment Program (CBI)”

  29. Dominican with southern roots
    February 7, 2017

    Vincy people finally getting their 2017 Valentine’s day gift… February 14, 2017 is the day for Argyle to open up SVG to the world of international air travel… :wink: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE VINCY PEOPLE :wink:

  30. optimist
    February 7, 2017

    Meanwhile the clowns in Dominica fighting over how to spend passport money and and how to gain power

  31. Tj
    February 7, 2017

    Congratulations Dr. Gonealves? Now laugh at Dr. Skeritt with the no large aiort in Dominica advice.

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