Today, Tuesday 14th February 2017, marks the official opening and operations of the Argyle International Airport in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 

 Thousands of patrons gathered at the airport site to witness the first commercial take-off of LIAT, flight 560, to Barbados. This was soon followed by the landing of a Boeing 767 Jet, operated by Dynamic Airways out of JFK, in-transit to Guyana.

 

The day climaxed with the landing of a Sunwing Airlines out of Canada at 4:20 p.m. and a Caribbean Airlines out of JFK at 3:40 p.m.There was also an opening ceremony which saw addresses from other Caribbean leaders, members of government, diplomats, specially invited guests, and the honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves.

Persons who were among the first to fly out of the Argyle International Airport expressed their happiness about the airport coming on stream. 

Observers on the ground, as well as pilots flying into Argyle, also expressed their happiness about the opening of the Airport. One pilot expressed that flying into Argyle at night was as beautiful as "Flying into JFK".

 

See links below

Click to view Dynamic Airways 767 Landing

Click to view Dynamic Airways 767 takeoff

Click to view interview with Canadian based passenger checking in at AIA

Click to view interview with local business owner at AIA

Click to view interview with Roraima pilot operating in St. Vincent

Click to view interview with local observer at AIA

Click to view the first commercial take-off of LIAT, flight 560, to Barbados

Budget Address 2017

Carcip Project

Argyle International Airport