Argyle International Airport
|Argyle International Airport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Serves||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Source: General Specifications. Coordinates are approximate.|
Argyle International Airport is an international airport that is under construction in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The groundbreaking took place in 2008, and the facility is expected to be completed by late 2013. The airport will cost around $240 million, and will replace the existing E.T. Joshua Airport. It will have passenger capacity nearly four times that of the older facility.
Tourist, visitors and Vincentians often have to get connecting flights to E.T. Joshua Airport through different islands, mainly Barbados (Grantley Adams International Airport), St. Lucia (Hewanorra International Airport) and Grenada (Maurice Bishop International Airport). It would be difficult to extend the runways and building space of E.T. Joshua Airport. Two sites were considered: Argyle on the eastern side of the island and Kitchen to the southeast. Argyle was selected and work began on 8 August 2008. Cuba, Turkey, Iran, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Austria and Mexico are helping with the construction. The runway is expected to be around 9,000 and feet long and 150 feet wide. The new airport date is to open in early 2014.
The project has cost $240 million.
- General Specifications Argyle International Airport
- "St. Vincent and the Grenadines moves mountains for airport". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
- "ROUTES: St Vincent and Grenadines airport on course for 2013 opening". Flightglobal. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
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