July 3, 2018
New security measures at AIA

The Argyle International Airport (AIA) has implemented the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) procedures for traveling with powder-like substances on flights departing St Vincent to the United States of America.

Powder-like substances are described as fine dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing or disintegration of a solid substance.

A release from the AIA said effective June 30, travelers with powder-like substances and granular material over 350 millilitres (12 ounces) will be required to place them in their checked luggage and not to place them in their carry-on bags.

Examples of powder-like substances are flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, powdered milk, baby powder, foot powder, cooking powder, bath salt, sea salt, sand, and cosmetics among others.
Baby formula, medically necessary powders and/or human remains are not included.

Passengers are to place powder-like substances over 350 millilitres (12 ounces) in their checked bags, to reduce the chance of aviation security authorities having to dispose of the items at the checkpoint and/or gate.