Antigua and Barbuda Closer to Completion of New Airport Terminal


Above: work at the terminal

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Antigua and Barbuda’s brand-new airport terminal is getting closer to completion.

The new terminal at VC Bird International Airport is slated to open in the next three months, according to a government statement.


When that happens, the airport could be the “most advanced in the region,” according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

The airport terminal is being built by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.


The terminal will include 14 departure gates, modern security screening facilities, a mini food court and multiple VIP lounges, among other features.

“With the most sophisticated security and baggage control systems in the Americas, our airport once opened within the next three months, will be on par with any international airports in North America and Europe,” Browne said. “We have increased the baggage carousels to five and will introduce four jet bridges; the first in the sub-region.”