December 15th, 2018 will be the day St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Tourism Authority hosts a historic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Argyle International Airport.

The ceremony will take place to welcome Inaugural American Airlines flights to and from Miami International Airport and Argyle International Airport. This marks AIA’s first Inaugural flights to Miami and definitely worthy to be mentioned as a reason for SVG to celebrate. The ceremony will commence at 3:45 on Saturday and will be addressed by Mr. Alfredo Gonzalez-American Airlines’ Managing Director for the Caribbean and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. The year-round AA 1427 service will operate on an Airbus A319 every Saturday leaving the Miami International Airport at 11:00 am and arriving at the Argyle International Airport at 3:40pm; the return leg of the flight leaves St. Vincent at 4:45 pm and arrives in Miami at 7:50pm.

When the service was announced in May 2018, the airline stated that its customers “will have new options to escape the cold with more seasonal and year-round flights.” The American Airlines scheduled non-stop service from Miami gives visitors and Vincentians another option to travel directly to and from the destination.