Thursday, August 8, 2013

St Vincent & Grenadines New Airport Opening in 2014

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. 

This is a major game-changer as tourists will not have to travel to Barbados, and then connect to smaller inter-island carriers to St Vincent. 

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. 

Happy Travels,

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