SVG Air will expand its routes, effective this end of this month.

Whilst continuing to service the Grenadine Islands, the Vincentian-owned airline will now fly from St. Vincent to the following destinations: Grenada, Carriacou, Barbados, St. Lucia (Castries), Dominica (Cane Field Airport), Antigua and St. Kitts and Nevis.

In addition its Antiguan-based subsidiary will provide connections to Barbuda and Montserrat.

“We have discussed our operations with the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and our new routes have been designed to increase flexibility and connectivity throughout the region,” said Graham Waters, chief operation officer of SVG Air.

Waters said that SVG Air would have no fewer than eight flights into St. Vincent per day, and five flights per day into Barbados, thereby ensuring that business commuters can conduct their business efficiently and without unnecessary overnight stays.

“The challenge for SVG Air, and in fact all carriers, is that none of us is really sure about how many people will fly so we will be continually monitoring the situation to suit the needs of our passengers,” Waters said.

With COVID-19 protocols now established across the region, SVG Air is expecting International travellers to start resuming travel to the Caribbean but at a reduced capacity.

SVG air operates a fleet of aircraft consisting of DHC – 6 300 series Twin Otters, Britten Norman Islanders and a Citation Jet 3

15 replies on “SVG Air expands routes and destinations”

    1. C. ben-David says:

      My experience flying SVG-Barbados a few years ago was that the fare was well over twice the LIAT price whose fares most people considered to be much too high.

      Don’t forget that LIAT always lost money and would have gone broke years ago if it were a private entity with a bloated work force charging these money-losing fares.

  1. The  DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 19-passenger STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft developed by de Havilland . The aircraft’s fixed tricycle undercarriage, STOL abilities and high rate of climb have made it a successful cargo, regional passenger airliner and MEDEVAC aircraft. In addition, the Twin Otter has been popular with commercial skydiving operations, and is used by the United States Army Parachute Team and the United States Air Force’s 98th Flying Training Squadron. (source: Wikipedia).

  2. We gone from world class comfortable ATRs to over 30year old rinky dinky sardine cans with a questionable and dubious safety record. All while paying the same exorbitant fares! Is this what Dr Gonsalves wants and considers progress for his and the Caribbean people? The rest of the world laugh at our backward ways.

  3. Fidus Achates says:

    Now this is the end of SVG air. Too much pressure is placed on such small aircraft. It would be sad to see that Covid-19 gave the government the ability to over power the airline.

  4. A UK resident recently said that he could fly from the U.K to Poland and be out of pocket by as little as EC $100. Fly from the UK to Portugal and be out of pocket by just EC $96, even less. But fly from Barbados to SVG a shorter distance by far and he would be expect to be out of pocket by as much as up to EC $400 minimum. Why?

  5. remember to empty your bowels b4 u fly as these aircrafts aren’t so comfortable and has no rest rooms aboard. Good BYE Atr’s

  6. I noticed there was nothing said about the virus that’s controlling flights through the entire world. What plans does this aircraft have to protect passengers? The cargo could the COVID-19 virus travelling from one island to the next.

  7. Phil Dennie says:

    I know the Priminister main objective at the moment is to fill the Void and to maintain the capacity to move People in the region which is also directly linked to the Economic resiliency of the region as a whole.
    There has to be a cohesive and a more comprehensive approach to Air servicing the Region.
    To achieve seemless Air service while maintaining the ability to ramp up or down according to demand while remaining viability in a covid and post covid period.
    There has to be flexibility with operators to provide service as needed using equipement at hand and on hand.
    While actualy making a profit fuel cost considered…which means at least
    90 %capacity on most flight.so in short people in the region have to support the service if it is to be sustained going forward and Government of EC Region need to provide incentives for increase traffic to the respective islands trough heavy concessions to both operators and passengers, to help rebuild a strong viable Air service in the region .These concession needs to be dispersed widely encompassing the tourisim sector as well ..we must be creative in its execution and whatever form it takes..and be seriously committed in achieving its outcome.
    There has to be give and take. Moving people and cargo at a nominal cost trough the region, to operators .

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