Next year travelers heading to St Vincent & The Grenadines will be doing the "Happy Dance"
Getting here is going to be a lot quicker and much easier - Yay!
The new Argyle International Airport is scheduled for opening in December 2013,
with the first international flights scheduled to arrive in early 2014.
The new airport sits on 275 acres, and the runway will be 9,000 feet long and 150 feet wide, while the planned three-floor passenger terminal will cover 145,000 square feet, and handle 1.5 million passengers annually.
When completed, the airport will be able to accommodate Boeing 747-400 jets, allowing direct flights for the first time between St Vincent and major markets including the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.
The government financed close to $220 million for the airport, and the remaining $30 million is from an interesting mix of countries including Austria, Cuba, Iran, Mexico, Qatar, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela.