Address: Argyle Gardens, Argyle, VC0266, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
IATA code: SVD
ICAO code: TVSV
Owner: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Opened: February 14, 2017
Phone: +1 784-456-5555
Tel: +1 (0) 784 4584011
Fax: +1 (0) 784 4572152
Serves: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Hub for: Air Adelphi; One Caribbean; Mustique Airways; SVG Air
XCD dollars (East Caribbean Dollar): 1 USD is about 3 XCD
Argyle International Airport (IAI)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
SVD Arrivals today
SVD Departures today
Saint Vincent flight arrivals terminal
St. Vincent & the Grenadines is located in the Caribbean with an airport called Argyle International Airport (often called AIA). The location is in the south near the capital Kingstown which is on the largest island of Saint Vincent. It is the country’s first international airport. It connects with major cities in the US and Canada as well as surrounding islands in the Caribbean. Many of the flights are operated by Caribbean Airlines. There is 1 runway of 9,000 ft/2,750 m. There is also 1 passenger terminal at the airport.
Top routes from SVD
- BGI – Bridgetown
- CIW – Canouan Airport
- GND – Grenada
- SLU – Castries
- YYZ – Toronto
- MIA – Miami
- POS – Port of Spain Trinidad
- CRU – Lauriston Airport, Carriacou, Grenada
- ANU – Antigua
- CCS – Caracas
- JFK – New York John F. Kennedy
- Driving by car takes about 30 minutes from the airport to the city center. Taxis are available after experiencing Kingstown Airport arrivals to get to your final destination on the island.
- There are also possibilities to rent a car. There are different well know car rental companies in the terminal to rent a car.
- Parking your car at the airport is also an option. That will be 3 XCD per hour or 25 XCD per day and 80 per week. There are short term and long term parking options.
If you want to travel to Port Elizabeth Island then it is obvious that you first travel from the airport to the city of Kingstown to take the ferry there. The ferry takes about 45 minutes and costs US$8 each way.
The first AIA arrivals took place in 2017. Dynamic Airways was the first airline to have arrivals at the airport. The airport has replaced the much smaller ET Joshua airport.
It all started in the year 2005. A meeting was held in August to discuss a new airfield at Argyle. A moon later, several engineers arrived to investigate the location that might be suitable. The government also consulted with the local population about relocation and compensation. Venezuela already had a share in the engineers sent, but good wind stations were donated. A year later, construction began on the Windward Highway leading the airport to the southern part of the island.
At the end of 2007, a design for an airport was submitted, which led to the acquisition of the country where the airport was to be located. It soon became clear that more land was needed than planned. The direct construction of Argyle Airport (terminal) started in 2011 by a Taiwanese organisation. Construction of the terminal was completed in late 2013 and construction of the runway then began and took a year to complete. The control tower was ready for use in 2014. New systems and additions were quickly added in 2015 and 2016, such as the baggage systems, conveyor belts, and jet-bridges. In between, four small planes landed at the AIA airport. The lost airport opening in Saint Vincent opened on February 14, 2017.
Saint Vincent airport departures terminal and check-in
The island has to endure a lot from the pandemic. The island is highly dependent on tourism. There are SVD airport departures on the 9,000 feet runway to mainly regional destinations during the corona. Examples are Saint Lucia, Grenada and Bridgetown (Barbados) with Argyle arrivals from InterCaribbean Airways and One Caribbean. If everything resumes as before the corona, the airlines LIAT, Sunwing, SVG Air, Caribbean Airlines, American Airlines, Mustique Airways Air and Air Canada will undoubtedly be seen again.
There are several possibilities to buy items in the souvenir shops or books, electronics, liqueur, tobacco or food and drinks. The terminal has a capacity to transport 1.5 million passengers per year. With several commercial spaces, kiosks and some restaurants it’s a good place to stay when waiting for your flight.
Argyle airport departures destinations
Air Canada will have Kingstown Airport departures to the following places:
- American Airlines to Miami
- Virgin Atlantic to London-Heathrow.
Most IAI arrivals and departures are to Barbados Island. Several airlines fly this route. Trinidad & Tobago is the second busiest route. Flying to Piarco Airport has unfortunately been temporarily stopped. There are still SVD airport arrivals from Grenada and Saint Lucia. Caribbean Argyle departures are there to the US city New York JFK.
There are some domestic routes to other islands that belong to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Those are Canouan Airport and Union Island Airport.
Sight seeing Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Fort Charlotte
- Barrouallie Glebe Rock
- Cathedral of Kingstown
- Mount Wynne Petroglyphs
- Union Island / Clifton Harbour
- Buccament Petroglyphs
- Indian Bay Beach
- The Thirteen Stones of Chateaubelair
- Bequia / Admirality Bay, Port Elizabeth
- Indian Bay Petroglyphs
- Fluch of the Karibik
- Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
- Britannia Bay
- Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Set Location
- Fort Hamilton
- Layou Petroglyphs
- Canouan / Godahl Bay
- Trinity Falls
- Dark View Falls
- Owia Salt Pond
- Darkview Falls
- The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
- Fort Duvernette
Most hotels are located in the south of Vincent Island. You can get there by taxi or hotel shuttle service in 20-30 minutes. There are several options to stay:
- Blue Lagoon Hotel and Marina
- Mariners Hotel
- Paradise Beach Hotel
- Beachcomber’s Hotel
- Sunset Shores Beach Hotel & Restaurant
- LaVue Boutique Hotel & Beach Club
- Young Island Resort
- The Cobblestone Inn
- Grenadine House
- Heron Hotel at Bridgehouse
- New Montrose Hotel
- Murray Heights Apartments