Argyle International Airport (AIA) is the newest gateway to St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the newest International Airport in the Eastern Caribbean following the commencement of Operations in February 2017. With Modern amenities and an extremely high marketing potential for Local, Regional and International entities and persons alike, AIA is set to attract more visitors to SVG as well as Direct Foreign Investors. AIA aims to deliver high quality aviation services by providing customer focused and efficient operations through industry best practices with an innovative and dedicated team committed to ensuring the mission and vision of AIA is kept.
To deliver a world-class airport experience in an environment which fosters continuous economic development through proactive workforce that enhances our reputation and enables the growth of aviation for the benefit of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the entire region.
Argyle International Airport will deliver high quality aviation services by providing customer focused and efficient operations that meet the needs of its stakeholders and community through industry best practices
Airport Facilities and Management
The newly built Argyle International Airport (AIA) boasts a 9000 ft. long runway and an expansive apron area, which facilitates aircraft ranging from twin otters to large commercial jets such as the Boeing 747. The AIA was constructed to accommodate 1.2 million travelers per year with a cargo terminal for imports and exports.
The AIA is equipped with modernized landing and navigational aids such as ILS, VOR and NDB, along with a fully lit runway, taxiways and apron for night operations.
Two (2) Terminal Buildings (International and Domestic) were built to accommodate 1000 passengers per hour for arrival or departure. Both terminals are equipped with fully functional washrooms for the disabled, and caters to the needs of all travelers with a wheel chair service available upon request.
The International terminal is equipped with three (3) elevators, two (2) escalators for ease of passenger movement throughout the building and two (2) state of the art glass jet bridges for international travel and docking of large commercial aircraft Travelers also have several options as it relates to dining and shopping. (See Passenger Information for more details)
The Domestic Terminal caters to persons travelling to the Grenadines; comprising of the beautiful Islands of Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union Island. This terminal is located next to the arrivals hall and boasts a VIP lounge, a grab and go and an outside bar.
All bags in both terminals are screened upon check-in through our state of the art X-Ray baggage-screening machine, whilst persons along with their carry-on luggage are also screened through similar equipment and walk-through metal detectors.
A spacious arrival terminal with multiple immigration stations in the International terminal and large luggage conveyor belts makes it easy for clearing into the country. A baggage claim, storage facility houses all missing luggage.
Emergency Response Service
AIA falls under category eight (8) of the Aerodrome Category (ICAO Index).
There are thirty-three (33) AIA firefighters, who are trained through various local and international institutions including College of the Rockies in British Colombia, Warren County Career Center in Ohio, Institution of Fire Engineers in England and Fire Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Canada. Four (4) of our firefighters are also experienced medics.
Our three (3) Oshkosh Striker fire fighting vehicles at AIA each carries 3,300 gallons of water, 420 gallons of Aqueous Film Foaming Foam (AFFF) and 450 pounds of dry chemical (purple-k). As it relates to the discharge rate, AIA’s bumper turret trucks discharge 300 gallons of water per minute while the roof turret trucks discharge 1250 gallons.