St. Vincent Welcomes New Direct Flights from Canada

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA) is welcoming Air Canada’s decision to increase service and offer year-round Air Canada Rouge direct flights from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to Argyle International Airport on the island of St. Vincent. 

Weekly Thursday flights resume on 25OCT and will continue on a year-round basis. A second weekly flight will operate on Sundays during the peak winter travel season, between 16DEC, 2018 and 28APR, 2019.

”Air Canada is pleased to offer increased frequency and year-round service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines beginning this winter. Our decision is based on the strong performance of this route when we launched it last year and we are proud to be the first North American carrier to serve the islands,” said Mark Galardo, VP, Network Planning, Air Canada.

This is the second year the airline has offered direct flights after the opening of SVD in FEB 2017, and the first-time AC will fly year-round. 

“We are very excited to have such a recognized partner in Air Canada Rouge for the year-round direct flights,” said Glen Beache, CEO of SVGTA. “In opening Argyle International Airport last year, and now offering year-round flights out of Toronto for the first time, we look forward to welcoming even more Canadians travellers to St. Vincent and The Grenadines.”   

The SVGTA will host a series of Canadian Roadshows in September offering more information on flights, accommodations and destination activities.


  • Monday September 24 – Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Tuesday September 25 – Oakville
  • Wednesday September 26 – Kingston
  • Thursday September 27 – Ottawa
  • Friday September 28 – Montreal

For more information on the roadshows, or to attend please email

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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