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About Kingstown Argyle International Airport
A loooong story
Argyle International Airport (IATA: SVD , ICAO: TVSA ) (often referred to as Argyle Airport or simply AIA ) is a newly constructed international airport in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, about 5.17 miles (8.32 km) from Kingstown. The airport is one of St. Vincent and the Grenadines most important infrastructure assets and the country’s first international airport. This airport connects St. Vincent and the Grenadines to major airports such as Miami International Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport as well as other airports in the Caribbean. It is the largest of five airports in the multi-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the largest international gateway into the country, the others being J. F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia, Canouan Airport, Mustique Airport and Union Island Airport all in the Grenadines. Argyle International Airport serves as a major gateway to the Grenadines, with several airlines operating an extensive network of direct domestic flights from AIA to all destinations in the Grenadines. The airport is the second solar powered airport in the Caribbean, following V. C. Bird International Airport in Antigua.
The project broke ground on 13 August 2008, with a work team of Vincentians and Cubans (nicknamed the “Chatoyer-Che Contingent” by Vincentian prime minister Ralph Gonsalves),and the airport officially opened on 14 February 2017 when a Dynamic Airways charter flight became the first international aircraft to touch down at Argyle. The Argyle International Airport replaced the much smaller E.T. Joshua Airport as St. Vincent and the Grenadines principal airport. During the construction of the new airport, the International Airport Development Company (IADC) faced numerous challenges and controversies, causing major delays in the construction process. This resulted in the airport being completed 5 years after the originally forecasted completion date.
The airport is a primary hub for SVG Air, a national airline of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, along with Mustique Airways. SVG Air and Mustique Airways have combined to form a SVG Air-Grenadine Air Alliance, operating 17 aircraft, with bases in St. Vincent, Antigua and Grenada. Offering visitors and residents a wider choice of International Gateways in and out of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Numerous inter-island flights are available daily.
Air Canada Rouge, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, Leeward Islands Air Transport or LIAT, SVG Air, Mustique Airways and One Caribbean currently provide regularly scheduled passenger services at Argyle International Airport. EasySky, which began flying to St. Vincent from Havana, Cuba in June 2017, is currently in negotiations with authorities to recommence its twice weekly service. Argyle International Airport has non-stop flights to Canada and the United States. The airport receives many international charter flights and is also an important freight airport, which provides cold storage and standard cargo transport. Amerijet International, increased their airlift capacity, using larger aircraft such as the Boeing 767-300 to move more cargo into and out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
About Bequia J.F. Mitchell Airport
Another Long Story
J. F. Mitchell Airport (IATA: BQU , ICAO: TVSB ), also known as Bequia Airport , is the airport serving Bequia island, Grenadines Parish, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including Grenadines Parish’ capital Port Elizabeth. It is named after Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell, KCMG, PC, MP, former Premier and former Prime Minister of St.Vincent and the Grenadines for 18 years, (premier 1972-1974, prime minister 1984-2000). Nevertheless, the airport continued to be referred to as “ Bequia Airport .” In 1990, a land reclamation project was undertaken in Paget Farm for the construction of the island’s J.F. Mitchell Airport.
Moonhole, a private nature preserve of 19 homes built into a volcanic rock face, are located near the airport. Americans Tom and “Gladdie” Johnston designed the dwellings from whalebone, driftwood, stone and seashells, back in the 1960s.
The airport is basically a turbo-prop center for chartered flights. Nevertheless, small private jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into J. F. Mitchell Airport are domestic, but there are about ten international flights each week from Barbados and Saint Lucia; while these international flights are done by national airlines, the international routes have nevertheless awakened the interest of some foreign airlines that might open flights into this airport in the future. Like most Caribbean airports, there are no jet bridges, with all passengers exiting and entering the plane via airstairs.
J. F. Mitchell Airport also handles multiple charter international flights during the Bequia Music Festival and Bequia Easter Regatta seasons. Bequia Music Fest, which is sponsored by Mount Gay Rum, is a four-day event with a wide range of international, regional and local artistes of all musical genres coming together to bring a feast of entertainment to the islands’ and nations’ residents and visitors alike. While, Bequia Easter Regatta sponsored by Sparrow’s Premium Rum and highlights a unique blend of local boat racing, yacht racing and Bequia hospitality.
J. F. Mitchell Airport is the third largest airport by land area in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after Argyle International Airport and Canouan Airport. It is one of five airports in the multi-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the others being Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent, Canouan Airport, Mustique Airport and Union Island Airport.
SVG Air, is a national airline of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, along with Mustique Airways. SVG Air and Mustique Airways have combined to form a SVG Air / Grenadine Air Alliance, operating 17 Aircraft, with bases in St. Vincent, Antigua and Grenada. Offering visitors and residents a wider choice of International Gateways in and out of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Time and Date: 2020-06-29T09:30:00Z
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Departure Airport: [Kingstown Argyle International Airport @TVSA]
(Kingstown Argyle International Airport)
Arrival Airport: Bequia J.F. Mitchell Airport @TVSB
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