A Boeing 747 -400 the largest aircraft to land at the Argyle International Airport since its opening in 2017 arrived at about 2 pm on Friday.
The aircraft with the logo of One Caribbean a locally owned airline flew from Phoenix Arizona, USA some 6 hours away.
According to sources, the new aircraft is an investment by local investors which was talked about by Prime Minister Gonsalves in 2018.
“St Vincent and the Grenadines would have its own 747 indigenous based airlines in the not too distant future, a group of Vincentian pilots and business people want to start a small locally base 747 service, it would link St Vincent from different airports, to which my government is going to give full support”.
Gonsalves at that time also said that the AIA has already given the group space on which to construct a hanger.
According to information, the aircraft would be operating flights out of St Vincent to Dubai in the Middle East.
Sources also indicated to News784 that the aircraft can move some 100,000lbs of produce and 450 persons at once.