LIAT is in final preparations to begin service from the Argyle International Airport commencing on Tuesday 14th February. The airline will operate the first flight from the new facility with flight LI 560 scheduled to depart at 6:45 a.m.
The airline participated in several preparatory exercises including the simulation exercise on January 24th with a team headed by Ms. Sonya John, Executive Manager of Airports and Customer Service, comprised of members of several departments including Flight Operations, Cargo, IT and Marketing. The team completed the simulation exercise as well as toured the facilities of the new airport which was followed by a meeting with the Argyle Airport authorities to discuss their findings.
“The simulation exercise and walk through were critical components in our preparations for the opening of Argyle International Airport on February 14th. The exercise was completed successfully with many of the areas being tested checked off satisfactorily.” Ms. John stated. She noted that all the areas which were pending have been completed and the airline is ready to commence operations.
The senior Management of LIAT including Chairman of the Board, Dr. Jean Holder and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Jones will attend the opening ceremony for the new airport.
The final LIAT flight into E.T. Joshua will take place on February 13th with the aircraft ferrying to the Argyle International Airport where it will do the inaugural departure flight. LIAT expects to enhance the passenger experience as well as staff satisfaction from the use of the state of the art facility while increasing the efficiency of the airline’s operations in St. Vincent.