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Caribbean Airlines begins service from Trinidad to St Vincent
Published on April 14, 2017Email To Friend    Print Version

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PIARCO, Trinidad -- Caribbean Airlines has announced the introduction of service to Argyle International Airport, St Vincent, starting April 14, 2017. The flights will operate twice weekly, every Friday and Sunday between Trinidad and Tobago and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Caribbean Airlines is one of the first airlines to offer non-stop flights to the new airport, which also serves as an international gateway to the Grenadine Islands. Customers will also benefit from seamless connections between St Vincent and the Grenadines and Caribbean Airlines’ other international and regional destinations.

Captain Jagmohan Singh, Caribbean Airlines chief executive officer (ag), stated: “We are excited about this launch of our 19th destination. Caribbean Airlines is in the business of connecting people, and the St Vincent service will develop closer links for commerce throughout the region. Our teams welcome this addition to our network and the opportunity to give our valued customers more regional travel options and seamless international travel connections between the Caribbean and North America.”
 
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Comments:

C. ben-David:

1. There is no mention of this service on the Caribbean Airlines site.

2. Is is false that, "Caribbean Airlines is one of the first airlines to offer non-stop flights to the new airport, which also serves as an international gateway to the Grenadine Islands" because LIAT has serviced this airport since February 14 as have SVGAir and Mustique Airways with direct flights to St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and, in the case of SVG Air and Mustique Airways, to the Grenadines.

3. It is deceptive to claim that, "Customers will also benefit from seamless connections between St Vincent and the Grenadines and Caribbean Airlines’ other international and regional destinations" because the airline will not fly to the Grenadines at all and the "seamless connections" to regional and international destinations will require a plane and luggage transfer to and from CAL's ATR aircraft and its larger jets, a service little different from what has been offered for decades by LIAT with small planes and more recently with the same ATR aircraft.

4. This same "seamless connection" could have been provided at the now closed E.T. Joshua International Airport at Arnos Vale without spending nearly a billion EC dollars on the Argyle Airport which has left the poor country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with a $EC 400 million debt and $EC 20 million in annual operating costs, three times the cost of servicing Arnos Vale airport.

Observer:

Didn't realize the AIA had cost a billion EC dollars. This is news to me. Where did you got your info? Go and see a doctor, find out if you in good health cause AIA would give you a heart attack.

You have no vision. All talk and no action. Not a single investment, never voted, but have the loudest voice when it comes to issues pertaining to SVG. I am sick and tired of Ben David. The man is absolutely a 'grouch'.

C. ben-David:

CAL only began listing flights this morning, not a good sign and more evidence that this money-losing government-owned airline needs to be privatized.

As for my EC billion dollar figure for total cost of construction of AIA, I will stick to this figure because the government of SVG has repeatedly claimed the value of the airport is over a billion EC dollars and because we have never been given detailed figures that were audited by an independent accounting firm.

People who are "sick and tired" of me should just take some prozac and stop reading my comments.


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