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This Venezuelan airline reported that it would offer 800-seat capacity flights on the Caracas-San Vicente route every Tuesday. Furthermore, the Venezuelan government forgave SVG's 70 million debt to the Petro Caribe program.
On Tuesday, The Venezuelan airline CONVIASA initiated direct flights between Venezuela and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as part of the relation strengthening policies between the two countries.
The inaugural flight transported 80-90 passengers from the International Airport Simon Bolivar in Maiquetia City to Argyle International Airport. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and family members were among the travelers.
CONVIASA reported that it would offer 800-seat capacity flights on the Caracas-San Vicente route every Tuesday. "Besides boosting receptive tourism activity in Venezuela, these flights will serve as a connection center for flights to the U.S., the U.K., Barbados, Port of Spain, Granada, and Antigua and Barbuda," the airline stated.
Currently, CONVIASA makes commercial flights to Viru Viru (Bolivia), Cancun, Toluca and Santa Lucía (Mexico), Moscow (Russia), Panama City (Panama), and Havana (Cuba), the latter two destinations with connections to Managua (Nicaragua).
Venezuela supports Nicaragua's "firm, legitimate and courageous decision" and calls on countries of Latin American and the Caribbean to strengthen their participation in CELAC. pic.twitter.com/jRR2u6SABu
This airline also offers flights to Guayaquil and Quito (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Madrid (Spain), Santiago de Chile (Chile), and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Recently, the Venezuelan government agreed to provide 150 prefabricated houses to assist Sanvincentian people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the 2021 volcanic eruptions.
It also forgave Saint Vincent and the Grenadine's US$70 million debt to the PetroCaribe program, allowing Caribbean countries to buy Venezuelan oil on preferential payment terms.
“As a believer in Christ, and having left here on the day, Easter Sunday when on that day, historically, we were promised to be redeemed by his blood, because of what happened in Caracas and which I’m about to report upon, I must say, as has been said in the Good Book, that the Lord works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform,” the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadine's Ralph Gonsalves said at today’s ceremony just before announcing the concessions.