Above: tourism officials at the flight launch
By the Caribbean Journal staff
For the first time, there is now a direct flight connection between the Eastern Caribbean and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
British Airways has officially launched service between Antigua and Providenciales, as part of ramped up service to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
“The rise in popularity of Antigua and Barbuda and Turks & Caicos is demonstrated by British Airways agreeing to add a direct link between our two destinations,” said Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Asot Michael. “This added service means new opportunities, and choices available to us for increased business activities and closer collaboration. The end result will be greater economic growth while, simultaneously building the spirit of regional integration between our two countries.”
The weekly flight operates on a Gatwick-Antigua-Providenciales route; it will fly every Sunday on a Boeing 777.
Michael said the new route would allow for visa-free travel and “encourage more business and leisure travelers to island hop, from Antigua to Turks and Caicos and vice versa.”