SVG Air

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SVG AIR
SVG Air logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SVG Grenadines
Founded 1990
Hubs Argyle International Airport
Fleet size 7
Destinations 10+
Company slogan Your Wings to Paradise!
Headquarters Argyle, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Website http://flysvgair.com/

SVG AIR[1] is an airline company located at the Argyle International Airport, Argyle, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that operates both scheduled and charter flight services within the Eastern Caribbean islands as far north as Jamaica and as far south as Guyana.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Air or SVG AIR, is a national airline of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, along with Mustique Airways. SVG Air and Mustique Airways have combined to form a SVG Air / Grenadine Air Alliance, operating 17 Aircraft, with bases in St. Vincent, Antigua and Grenada.[2] Offering visitors and residents a wider choice of International Gateways in and out of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

SVG AIR's main operating base is in St. Vincent but has a maintenance hangar on the island of Bequia and other bases in Barbados, Grenada, Carriacou, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and the Grenadine islands of: Bequia, Canouan and Union Island.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1990 and started operations in September 1990. It began operations with a single leased Britten-Norman Islander. The company is largely owned (75%) by St Vincent Grenada Air and operated by the Gravel and Barnard families.

Fleet[edit]

The SVG Air fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[3]

SVG Air Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 7
Total 7


The SVG Air fleet previously included the following aircraft (as of March 2007):[4]

They were looking into purchasing or leasing a Cessna Citation 550.[citation needed]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 19 November 2006 - SVG Air Aero Commander 500S, on a flight from Canouan to Saint Vincent, was over the western end of Bequia on its final approach to Saint Vincent when it vanished. There was no distress call. Wreckage was found in the sea. The pilot and single passenger are presumed dead.[5]
  • 5 August 2010 - SVG Aircraft on a flight from Saint Vincent to Canouan crashed off Canouan with only the pilot on board - not found.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SVG AIR". SVG AIR. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  2. ^ Ben Harrison - International Correspondent (17 February 2017). "SVG Air / Grenadine Air Alliance: Bridging the gap". The Vencentian Newspaper. 
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 33. 
  4. ^ Air Charter Guide
  5. ^ Searchlight Newspaper 22 November 2006
  6. ^ "Search still On For Missing St Vincent Pilot". Jamaica-Gleaner.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 

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