American cargo airline, Amerijet International has slashed prices for shipments of Agricultural produce and fish products being airlifted out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the Argyle International Airport (AIA).
The price per pound of agricultural produce was reduced by US.60 cents down from US$1.00 to US .40 cents per pound.
The price of fish exports was also reduced to US.35 cents. However, News784 was unable to verify the initial cost per pound of fish exports before the price cut.
Sources told News784.com that local agent for Amerijet, Mr Keith Boyea successfully negotiated the new price structure.
Amerijet International began operating its 767 aircraft via AIA earlier in May ahead of the previously announced starting date for the new service in June 2017.
The 767 has a capacity of 110 thousand pounds of cargo as against 55, 000 with its current service of the 727 jets.
Speaking at a Press Conference in early May Prime Minister Gonsalves welcomed the first landing of the 767 while noting the importance of such service to the country.
Gonsalves told the media that when the 727 landed at E.T Joshua, the wind and the configuration of the airport posed some problems for the lifting of cargo.