A LIAT ATR 72-600 plane, with 53 passengers including Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on board, lands at the AIA. The flight was greeted by a sea of cheering red-clad supporters of the ruling Unity Labor Party and was one of seven planes that landed that afternoon.
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Four small aircraft touch down at the AIA. This historic moment, which took place shortly before the 2015 general elections was witnessed by thousands of Vincentians.
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro visits the AIA and is given a tour of the facility.
Two Jet bridges for the airport arrive at port Kingstown.
Conveyor belts and baggage systems arrive from New Zealand.
Construction work on the Control Tower is completed.
The final layer of concrete work on the runway commences.
The terminal building was officially completed in December, 2013. The estimated cost of both the terminal building and the control tower was EC$38 million.
Pavement work begins on the runway which is expected to be some 9,000 feet in length and 500 feet wide.
The CDF approves a second loan for the project, amounting to EC$8, 807,400.00.