Amerijet International, an American cargo airline, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the United States and which provides services to this island in the lifting of produce and other cargo, would use its 767 aircraft on the route from June of 2017.
Prime Minister Gonsalves said that he was informed of the recent landing of the plane at AIA, which was in effectively a test flight.
Gonsalves at his press conference noted the importance of such service to the country.
“ The 767 has a capacity of 110 thousand pounds of cargo as against 55000 with its current service of the 727 jets”.
Gonsalves told the media that when the 727 were landing at E.T Joshua, the wind and the configuration of the airport posed some problems for the lifting of cargo.
“ That 727 could have only taken off with a maximum of 3-4 pallets, but with the AIA their capacity increase immediately to 11, so already you see the difference between agriculture and other services” Gonsalves stated.