The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority and Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will be hosting a ceremony today to officially launch CAL’s service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Argyle International Airport (AIA) here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

CAL will operate a weekly non-stop service every Wednesday between JFK and AIA, beginning on March 14, 2018.

CAL chief executive officer, Garvin Medera, said, “Caribbean Airlines is in the business of connecting people, and this non-stop service between St. Vincent and New York will provide closer links for travel and commerce between the eastern Caribbean and North America. Our mission is to connect the region more closely and as we realise this ambition, our valued customers can look forward to a schedule that allows for easy and convenient travel, to facilitate their needs.”

Meanwhile, Glen Beache, Chief Executive Officer of the SVG Tourism Authority said that “The start of this non-stop service between St. Vincent and New York on March 14 which is also National Heroes day, is cause for much celebration as all visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines will benefit from the weekly operation.”

Mr. Beache said “the flight will also boost commerce and the business community who are regular exporters to the United States.”

Today’s launching ceremony takes place at Beachcombers Hotel from 7:00pm.

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