Fate of Argyle International reopening to be known on April 19

By Admin. Updated 10:00 p.m, Friday, April 16, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

All operations at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) have been suspended until 4:00 p.m., on Monday, April 19, the airport’s management says.

In a second update on April 16, 2021, about the status of the airport which was temporarily closed due to heavy ashfall from the April 9 La Soufriere volcanic eruption, the AIA said it was still cleaning ash.

“The facility is undergoing rigorous clean-up of runways and apron to accommodate humanitarian flights as a priority,” the AIA said.

The AIA is the main airport in the country and accommodates large non-stop flights from the US and Canada.

There are other airports on the smaller Grenadine islands, some of which have been operating under special circumstances since the explosive volcanic eruptions began.

“The James Mitchell Airport on Bequia will remain closed until Monday, April 19, 2021,” the airport stated, adding that “The Canouan, Union Island, and Mustique airports will remain operational from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., only to accommodate special flights with prior permission”.

An update on the operational status of all airports will be given by midday, Monday, April 19, 2021, the airport said.

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