Inaugural Air Charter From Toronto To St.Vincent And The Grenadines
KINGSTOWN, ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, January 24th , 2017 - St.Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will debut its first international airport, the Argyle International Airport (AIA) on February 14th, 2017. This new airport is the largest capital project that has ever been undertaken in the history of the country and will replace the existing ET Joshua Airport which will close simultaneously.
To celebrate this long awaited occasion, a charter flight has been organized by the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority in collaboration with GG Tours (www.ggtours.ca) in Toronto. A chartered Sunwing 737-800 aircraft will create history by being the first international flight to land at Argyle International Airport from Canada.
Flight # WG262 is scheduled to leave Pearson International Airport at 0930 on February 14th and arrive at AIA at 1540. WG263 will depart AIA at 1655 and land in Toronto at 2145. On February 21st the return trip flight will operate on the same schedule. Persons in SVG will have the opportunity to spend a one week vacation in Canada by purchasing a seat on the return leg to Toronto on February 14th, returning to SVG on February 21st. The return trip is priced at CDN$899 and CDN$449 one-way.
Bookings can be made in Canada with GG Tours, telephone 416 487 1146, or any travel agent across Canada. In SVG, bookings can be made through local travel agencies. A fifty (50) pound baggage and eleven (11) pound hand luggage allowance per passenger will be in effect.
The new Argyle International Airport is expected to increase accessibility to this multi island destination and be a key economic driver for the country, attracting direct flights from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, among other countries, and fuelling investments.
The AIA boasts a 2,743 metre (9,000 foot) runway, 45 metres (150 feet) wide and is designed to accommodate aircraft as large as the Boeing 747-400s. The 171,000 square foot terminal building is designed to handle 1.5 million passengers per year, more than five times the capacity at ET Joshua. It offers 23 commercial spaces, 3 restaurants and several spots available for kiosks.
About St. Vincent and the Grenadines:
A collection of 32 unspoiled islands and cays in the secluded Eastern Caribbean, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the epitome for which the authentic Caribbean is renowned. The Grenadine Islands stretch for 45 miles south from the main island of St. Vincent and include eight inhabited islands: Young Island, Bequia, Union, Mayreau, Mustique, Canouan, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent. Tobago Cays is a horseshoe-shaped reef that shields five deserted islets and is famous as a sailing and snorkeling mecca. For more information on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, please visit www.discoversvg.com.