Plans for the imminent opening of the Argyle International Airport will go a step further today when a small plane will land at the Airport to test the lighting system.

Speaking at a political meeting of the Unity Labour Party (ULP) at the Arnos Vale Playing Field on Saturday, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said the test is one of the requirements to be met before the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), grants its approval.

The ECCAA test flight will begin at around 11am when ECCAA officials will go through their routine at Argyle in relation to the approach to the airstrip and the operation of the navigational aids.

The aircraft will then land at ET Joshua airport and is scheduled to depart ET Joshua at 3pm, with Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, for the landing at Argyle. The flight will take about seven minutes.

There will be a short media event at Argyle which will be addressed by government officials, including Prime Minister Gonsalves.

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