Welcome to the 92nd instalment of the Caribbean Aviation Thread.This instalment is dedicated to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines!
Stanch resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. The island chain was disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, before eventually seceding to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979. The capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown with the island's main airport being Ebenezer Theodore Joshua Airport aka. Arnos Vale Airport (SVD).
Just the name St Vincent and the Grenadines evokes an emotive response with visions of exotic and idyllic island life. An island chain buried deep within the Caribbean Sea, uncluttered by tourist exploitation; white sand beaches on deserted islands, sky-blue water gently lapping the shore and barely a soul around. Thirty-two islands dot the seascape, all vying to one-up each other in terms of tranquility. Once you get off the big island and into the Grenadines, everything changes. In Bequia, beaches stretch out before you, the pace of life slows to a crawl and the desire to go home vanishes. You’ll find unassuming budget hideaways, where you can escape from the world and live like a king on the income of a pauper. Or you can spend time on the island of Mustique where renting a house for the week will cost more than buying a luxury car.
Argyle International Airport
Argyle International Airport is the future international airport that is currently under construction. The groundbreaking took place in 2008, and the facility is expected to be completed by early 2014. The airport will replace the existing E.T. Joshua Airport, increasing passenger capacity by nearly four times compared to the older facility.More information can be accessed at the following link.
Boeing 787-8 (N787ZA) and 747-8 conduct high humidity testing in BGI
LI still looking at partnership with CAL
CAL and Grenada to renew memorandum of understanding
CAL gets World Travel Award for Caribbean's Leading Airline.
Insel Air introduces BRM as it's 16th destination and looks to expand codeshare with US.
CAL fined US$60,000 by US DOT for limiting compensation to pax for delays
New GEO charter airline (EZJet) to commence operations with B767-200ER on GEO-JFK route initially.
First CAL ATR 72-600 (9Y-TTA) series delivered to base @ POS.
CAL takes delivery of 15th 738, ex Air Europa bird, registration (9Y-MBJ).
CAL to start 4x weekly KIN-MIA (BW 21/24) service December 13th with B738.
CAL to start 2x weekly POS-GND-YYZ (BW 608/609) service December 15th with B738
9Y-TTA resting in REC on her ferry flight.