Wednesday 19th December, 2018-The winter tourist season receives a boost with an additional service from American Airlines out of Miami.
A daily round trip has been added commencing today, with capacity expected to double from that gateway.
The increased capacity reflects the almost double-digit growth in visitor numbers for Antigua and Barbuda.
The daily flight departs Miami for Antigua (AA 2487) at 5:55 PM, arriving at 10:12 PM with the return Antigua to Miami (AA 2642) departing at 7:01 AM, arriving at 9:34 AM. The new flights represent an even greater capacity as they are operated by the larger Boeing 737-MAX8, with a capacity of 172.
Minister of Tourism and Investment, The Honourable Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez said: “We are very excited to be doubling our capacity from Miami to our award-winning V.C. Bird International Airport, just in time for our peak season.
Antigua and Barbuda has shown remarkable year-over-year growth in visitors, and the new flight will help us to continue this forward momentum by providing critical access to the destination. The new flight not only allows Antigua and Barbuda to benefit from more convenient non-stop flight options for the Southeast region, but this new conveniently timed schedule will provide complimentary connections to our key regions including the West Coast, Midwest, Texas and East Coast as well as flights from the international market.”
CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin C. James said, “This welcomed increased capacity is a result of our continued discussions with airline partners on airlift to meet the demands of our visitors. It represents the strength of our relationship with American Airlines and the confidence they have in our destination.