Report: St. Vincent's First International Air Hub to Be Ready Next Year

According to Caribbean News Digital, the Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent is slated to open in late 2013. This will be St. Vincent's first international air hub.

According to the International Airport Development Company (IADC), work has been completed on close to three-quarters of the earthworks for required for the airport’s runway, apron and taxiways.

According to the report, the IADC affirmed that “work on the terminal building continues apace”, ensuring that it is on schedule to be completed by the contracted date of December 2013, in time for the tourism high season in the Caribbean.

The $216 million airport is being built on about 290 acres of land, with a paved runway 9,000 feet long, and 150 feet wide. Its runway length will allow for direct flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Central and South America. The airport is designed to accommodate jets as large as the Boeing 747-400s.

For Caribbean News Digital's report, click here.