Air Canada Rouge to add weekly scheduled flight to St. Vincent
Air Canada Rouge has announced that it will launch a weekly (every Thursday) flight from Toronto Pearson to Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent starting December 14th.
This will be the first scheduled medium long haul North American flight for the airport, which currently only has Caribbean flights since its long delayed opening in February 2017 .
The AIA’s runway is designed to accommodate aircraft as large as the Boeing 747-400s. The 171,000 square foot terminal building is designed to handle 1.5 million passengers annually, more than five times the capacity at it’s predecessor.
Glen Beache, CEO of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority said: “We are happy to welcome an airline such as Air Canada which has a rich history to St Vincent and the Grenadines. We look forward to a successful partnership which will enable both entities to grow.”
Air Canada Rouge is the vacation and leisure subsidiary of Air Canada. This route to St. Vincent will be done with their Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319. This plane has 16 more seats than a regular Air Canada Airbus A319 with 136 seats, the first four rows being for Rouge Plus and Premium Rouge passengers.