Home to such diverse attractions as La Soufriere, the famous volcano; Mustique, playground of the stars and the royals; and the location for the film “Pirates of the Caribbean,” St. Vincent and the Grenadines is benefiting from numerous capital projects implemented to make the country more attractive and better able to host international visitors, including the building of the country’s first international airport.
Specifically, the construction of Argyle International Airport is the largest development project ever undertaken (costing $240 million) in SVG and is a critical cog in the evolution of the multifaceted, multi-island destination’s growing hospitality sector. It is financed by the government, as well as by grants and donations from a diverse group of countries. The new Argyle International Airport (which will replace the existing ET Joshua Airport) is expected to be completed in late 2013 and will be fully operational by January 2014. The new airport will offer direct international jet service from the U.S., Canada and Europe. Upon completion, the terminal building will contain a departure lounge, concessions area, rooftop restaurant, a conference center facility with a rooftop garden and vehicle parking.