The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA) has welcomed the decision by Air Canada to increase service and offer year-round Air Canada Rouge non-stop flights from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to the Argyle International Airport.

The Authority says weekly Thursday flights resume on October 25, and will continue on a year-round basis. A second weekly flight will be operating on Sundays during the peak winter travel season, between December 16, 2018 and April 28, 2019.

Mark Galardo, the Vice President responsible for Network Planning for Air Canada said the airline is pleased to offer increased frequency and year-round service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines beginning this winter.

He said the decision is based on the strong performance of this route when it was launched last year.

This is the second year that Air Canada Rouge has offered non-stop flights since the opening of the Argyle International Airport in February 2017, and the first-time it is offering year-round service to Canadian travellers. The flights are already available on sale through or through a preferred travel agent.

Chief Executive Officer of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority, Glen Beache said the Authority is excited to have such a recognized partner in Air Canada Rouge for the year-round non-stop flights. Mr. Beache said the Tourism Authority is looking forward to welcoming more Canadian travellers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Tourism Authority will host a series of Road Shows later this month in Canada, to offer more information on the flights as well as destination activities and accommodations. The Road Shows in Canada will be the third leg of the “DiscoverSVG” Road Shows being undertaken in the destination’s main tourism source markets.

Currently a delegation from the SVGTA headed by CEO of the Authority Glen Beache is currently in the United Kingdom for the Road Shows in that market. The delegation also includes Chairperson of the Board of Directors Bianca Porter, Marketing Officers Natasha Anderson and Jamali Jack as well as representatives from local hotels. They joined Barbara Mercury and Gracita Allert of the SVG London Tourist Office, for events with travel trade personnel in London, Brighton and Birmingham.

The DiscoverSVG Road Shows will continue from September 24th to September 28th in Canada where events will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oakville, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. The USA leg of the Road Show will run from October 1st to October 4th with events in New York, Philadelphia, Connecticut and Boston.

The SVGTA will also extend the Road Shows to the Caribbean Market during the month of November, which is also celebrated across the region as Caribbean Tourism Month.