An important milestone in the Argyle International Airport project was achieved yesterday when four small aircrafts landed at the airport.
The historic moment was witnessed by hundreds of Vincentians.
Speaking at a ceremony shortly after the aircrafts touched down, Director of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), Donald McPhail said they were here yesterday particularly to conduct flight checking for the approach to and departure from the airport; flight checking of the visual aid to aircraft known as the Precision Path Indicator System-referred to by its acronym, the PAPIS and to inspect the runway.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves said the airport is practically finished.
He noted that work is ongoing on the fencing and the internal roads, and a portion of the runway still remains to be asphalted.
The Argyle International Airport is seen by the current administration led by Prime Minister Gonsalves as an important infrastructure for St. Vincent and the Grenadines to address the air access difficulties that have hindered the growth of the local tourism industry and the country on a whole.