Operations at Argyle International Airport (AIA) will officially commence tomorrow February 14.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday January 23, 2017, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) has given the go ahead to the Argyle International Airport to commence operations as at one minute past midnight on February 14, 2017.
The Argyle International Airport, the largest development project undertaken here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was constructed at a cost of over 700-million EC dollars. It is built to facilitate 1.5 million passengers per year.
A ceremony to mark the historic occasion will be held from 3:00pm tomorrow and will feature remarks from Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones- Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Rohan Sinanan- Minister of Transport of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, David Granger President of the Republic of Guyana and Chairman of CARICOM, Vice President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr. Nicolas Maduro- President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and greetings from Mrs. Hazel Manning, widow of Patrick Manning, Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will deliver the keynote address.
Tomorrow, February 14 has been declared a public holiday by the government for the opening of the Argyle International Airport.