St. Vincent and the Grenadines became the newest destination in the region to be served by American Airlines. American Airlines made its inaugural non-stop service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Argyle International Airport (AIA) last Saturday, when flight AA 1427 landed just after 3:40 p.m.
Speaking at a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at the AIA to mark the historic occasion, Alfredo Gonzales, American Airlines Managing Director for the Caribbean said the airline was thrilled to add SVG as its newest destination in the Caribbean, further strengthening their already “robust Caribbean Network which is a source of pride for the airlines for more than 45 years”.
Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture, Cecil McKie who took the first flight from Miami to AIA extended congratulations to American Airlines officials stating that they have made “a very wise decision” to take on the SVG route.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, who was on hand to welcome the passengers and crew of the American Airlines inaugural flight, congratulated all involved noting that SVG is very proud of the partnership with American Airlines and looks forward to strengthening it as they go forward.