SunWing Airlines To Land At Argyle 14th February 2017

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SunWing Airlines To Land At Argyle 14th February 2017

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SunWing Airlines To Land At Argyle Airport 14th February 2017
December 30, 2016

With the official announcement of the opening date for the Argyle International Airport, questions abound as to which airlines would land at Argyle on February 14tth.

And while NEWS784 cannot make any detailed statement, a source close to the Government and airport officials have indicated to us one such airline.

The source disclosed under conditions of anonymity that SUNWING charters would land at Argyle on February 14th.

The source told News784 that the flight from Canada would be a chartered one with nationals and visitors.

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Re: SunWing Airlines To Land At Argyle 14th February 2017

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A bumbling and free-spending Prime Minister with a fake law Degree who decimates his country's Treasury with his travelling expenses... a press release but with anonymity... secrecy... no details... so the next Argyle opening announcement will be in December 2017... and good advice is don't hold your breath...

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[Sunwing] Pilot impaired was 3 times legal limit, say police

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Pilot charged with being impaired was 3 times the legal limit, say Calgary police
  • Sunwing Airlines flight to Cancun had over 100 people on board Saturday morning
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Dec 31, 2016

Calgary police have charged a pilot after he allegedly passed out from intoxication in the cockpit of a plane full of passengers and crew. According to police, the pilot boarded a Sunwing Airlines plane destined for Cancun, Mexico shortly before 7 a.m. on Dec. 31.

Crews at the gate and on the plane noticed the pilot was "behaving oddly, before he became unconscious in the cockpit," according to a media release. He was then taken into police custody.

Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey said the pilot was "severely impaired," registering three times the legal blood-alcohol limit. He said Transport Canada has been notified and is conducting its own investigation.

'We are very apologetic'

Jacqueline Grossman, a spokesperson for Sunwing, said the company is "appreciative of our crew's diligence in handling this very unfortunate matter." The company was able to find another captain to helm the flight. "We are very apologetic for any upset that this has caused and would like to assure our customers that safety remains our utmost priority," said Grossman by email.

99 passengers, six crew members

The name of the pilot will be released once he's seen a justice of the peace. He has been charged with having care and control of an aircraft while impaired, and having care and control of an aircraft with a blood alcohol level over .08. Stacey said there's the potential for a number of additional charges. The flight had 99 passengers and six crew members on board, including the pilot.

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Re: SunWing Airlines To Land At Argyle 14th February 2017

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Calgary police allege Sunwing pilot was impaired, passed out in cockpit
Dec 31, 2016

A pilot has been charged with being impaired after Calgary police allege the man had passed out in the cockpit of a plane with nearly 100 passengers onboard.

Calgary police said just before 7 a.m. on New Year's Eve, the male pilot boarded a Sunwing 737 aircraft with 99 passengers that was scheduled to make stops in Regina and Winnipeg before landing in Cancun, Mexico.

"Prior to departure, gate crew and crew aboard the flight noticed that the pilot was behaving oddly before he became unconscious in the cockpit," police said in a news release. "The pilot was escorted from the aircraft at which point he was taken into custody by Calgary police."

The pilot has been charged with having care and control of an aircraft while being impaired and having care and control of an aircraft while over the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08. His name has not yet been released.

Sunwing spokeswoman Janine Massey says in an email that the suspect was the captain, and the airline praised the rest of the crew for handling what it calls a "very unfortunate matter."

"We can confirm that shortly before 7 a.m. local time, the gate agents, first officer and crew of Sunwing flight 595, departing from Calgary and destined for Cancun, determined that the captain was unfit to fly and reported this accordingly," Massey stated.

"The captain was immediately escorted off of the aircraft and the incident is now under investigation with local authorities."

Sunwing said the plane took off a short time later with another captain.

"We are very apologetic for any upset that this has caused and would like to assure our customers that safety remains our utmost priority," Massey said.

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Vincentian likely To Captain Sunwing To AIA February 14th

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Vincentian Pilot likely To Captain Sunwing Flight To AIA On February 14th
January 3, 2017

Vincentians will be in for another surprise come February 14th, 2017 when the Argyle International Airport officially opens.

The Sunwing chartered flight from Canada’s Pearson international Airport in Toronto to AIA would most likely be captained by a Vincentian.

Sources with close ties to the event set to take place next month told News784, that Vincentian national Daniel Gibson a Pilot and instructor who currently works for the Canadian base carrier has been positioned.
It has been confirmed by authorities here that Sunwing Airlines and Caribbean Airlines will be making their inaugural flight to Argyle International Airport on February 14th.

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CAL and SunWing to land at AIA February 14th 2017

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CAL and SunWing Airlines to land at AIA February 14th 2017
December 30, 2016

Its has been confirmed, Caribbean Airlines and Sunwing Airlines will make their inaugural flights to Argyle International Airport on the island nation of St Vincent.

Both carriers will land for the official opening of the island’s first international airport on February 14th, 2017.

Glen Beache head of the Tourism Authority made the announcement this morning on Star Fm.

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