American Airlines to Expand Service From New York to Antigua


Above: an American Airlines plane

By the Caribbean Journal staff

American Airlines will be increasing its service from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport to Antigua and Barbuda this fall.

The carrier will be operating daily flights to Antigua from Nov. 21 to March 31, 2014.

“As a major tourism destination, Antigua & Barbuda continues to work tirelessly at increasing its airlift out of North America to ensure that the destination is easily accessible to all travelers,” said Antigua Tourism Minister John Maginley.  “This daily service out of New York’s JFK, during what is anticipated to be a busy winter season is significant. With Antigua & Barbuda’s recent participation in ABC’s hit reality series The Bachelorette, we expect to see growth in our overall arrival figures out of the US market by year end and this daily non-stop service into Antigua complements all of our efforts.”

Virgin Atlantic will also be increasing its service to five flights into Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport this winter, while Thomas Cook will be adding a new once-weekly service from Manchester.

American will be operating a 737 aircraft for the New York service.


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