By Demion McTair. Updated 2:23 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Operations are expected to resume at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) on Saturday, April 24, 2021, AIA said in a release.
The airport was forced closed due to the ashfall from the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano which began on April 9.
Since then, the resumption of operations has been stymied due to the cleaning of heavy ash deposits.
“The public is asked to appreciate that cleaning will be ongoing, as ash persists in the atmosphere and is continuously redeposited on the ground,” the AIA said today.
The Cargo Terminal will resume regular operations tomorrow, Friday, April 23, 2021.
Three (3) of the four (4) airports in The Grenadines, namely the Canouan Jet Airport, the Union Island Airport, and the Mustique Airport will remain operational from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The J.F. Mitchell airport on Bequia, however, will remain open “under special conditions, due to the terminal building repair work in progress,” the AIA said.