By Demion McTair. Updated 2:37 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The Argyle International Airport (AIA), the main airport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will remain closed until further notice.
In a release, Monday, the airport’s management (AIA) said the initial suspension of operations was tentative until 4:00 p.m. today, Monday, April 19, 2021.
But, due to the continuing clean-up work, “notwithstanding tremendous progress, today’s assessment indicates that it is not possible to commence operations today, April 19, 2021”, the AIA said.
The airport was closed on April 9, 2021, when the La Soufriere volcano erupted, spewing ash all over the country.
The airport is located in the Green (safe) Zone, some 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles) from the summit of the volcano, but suffered from significant ash deposits.
The AIA said a new update will be provided.
Meanwhile, all airports in The Grenadines, except the J.F Mitchell Airport remain operational from 9:0) a.m. to 5:00 p.m., only to accommodate special flights with prior permission.
An update on the operations at the J.F Mitchell Airport will come soon, the AIA said.