The Trinidad based-Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will officially begin operating scheduled flights between St. Vincent and Trinidad effective April 14, 2017, with connections to their other North American Destinations.

These scheduled flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays.

The Argyle International Airport (AIA) said in a release dated April 5, 2017 that Caribbean Airlines has completed their operational setup and is currently conducting check-in, ticketing and baggage tests.

Additionally, CAL is working towards opening a Cuban gateway, which will benefit a wide range of travellers, including students who are studying in Cuba.

“CAL’s cargo service is also expected to commence soon,” according to the release.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, speaking in parliament this morning, expressed thanks to the management of Caribbean Airlines for taking this decision to operate flights to Argyle International Airport.

He said the advertised ticket prices are quite competitive.

“The advertised price is quite competitive, US$113-one way, so that US$226 (for a round trip), that’s just slightly over EC$600, as compared I think to about EC$1,000 or there about usually. So that is going to be a very interesting addition,” Dr. Gonsalves said.

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