August 10, 2020

AIA signs MOU with Kayan Aviation Holdings

CEO of the Argyle International Airport Hadley Bourne has highlighted the rendering of quality service as a priority area for the Argyle International.

This was highlighted on Saturday July 28th 2018 at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kayan Aviation Holdings for the construction of a Fixed Based Operations (FBO) and Commercially Important People (CIP) lounge at the airport.

Chief Executive Officer Hadley Bourne thanked Annette Mark CEO of Invest SVG for the work done in pushing and promoting the project and is looking forward to AIA now having the best FBO facility in the region.

Bourne said he was Holding Dr Nayak to having the CIP up and running by the winter season as some of the major airline players especially American Airlines which would begin direct flights to the island starting in December have Clientele who quite interested in this type of service.

He said he was Glad that investor confidence had returned to AIA. “There was a lot of uncertainties surrounding the airport in its initial stages and having foreign investors show that there is viability in AIA, really shows that we are doing the right thing just 18 months into operations and I am looking forward to the partnership, a long term partnership”.

Bourne added that the CIP would be an added plus to the facility and stressed that one of the things they want to drive at Argyle is although it may be small in terms of size compared to some of its neighbours, providing quality service is a priority.

The MOU was signed by Hadley Bourne CEO of AIA and Dr Uday Nayak of Kayan Holdings Ltd. Before signing the MOU, Dr Nayak said when he visited this country he was overwhelmed with the beauty of it. He noted that the FBO owned by his company in St. Kitts is the most beautiful FBO in the Caribbean.

The architect contracted on the project has already visited and thrown some ideas out and Dr Nayak said he is Looking forward to getting the project to the next step before the construction mode. The investment in the lounge is valued at approximately seven to eight million US dollars.

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