“Persons are quite pleased and rightly so, with the increased activity at the airport due to the arrival of Air Canada and Sunwing”.
This according to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves while speaking on Star Radio on Thursday 21st December 2017.
“Even with such activity there are persons who want to bad mouth the airport, there are some taking up the position without the facts that Amerijet cargo service into the island is not properly accommodated, well the press release from the AIA would have dealt with that”.
Gonsalves said last Thursday within a 2 hour period there were 14 aircrafts on the ground at AIA including Amerijet and a number of other private aircraft.
Gonsalves said for the airport to function they operate on time slots if you arrive within the time slot you are given, you will have a quicker turnaround.
“The equipment at the airport cost millions of dollars and are of high quality, it’s not like what you had at E.T Joshua airport, you have to be properly trained to operate this equipment, and you can’t give them, ground handling staff who may be working with Amerijet, because you have warranty and insurance on these things”.
Gonsalves said one of the main conditions is that persons operating the equipment must be trained and certified.
“It’s not a mauby shop operation taking place at AIA, but I am confident that they will continue to work with Amerijet, just like the press release said”.