Delta Launching New York-Antigua Flights

By Alexander Britell

Another major carrier is adding service to Antigua and Barbuda.

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to launch a new route between New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport and Antigua.

The new service, which will operate weekly on Saturdays, will launch Dec. 22.

The announcement comes soon after American Airlines announced that it would be adding a second daily flight to Antigua from Miami, another boost for one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations.

“We are working to provide the most extensive array of options and routes to our customers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Luciano Macagno, Managing Director – Latin America & Caribbean. “It is exciting to expand our offering with a new flight from our second-largest international hub at New York-JFK to Antigua. This new service demonstrates our commitment to the Caribbean market.”

Valley Church beach in Antigua.

Delta said the flights will operate on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 seats in first class, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 108 seats in the main cabin.

The beautiful beach.

Galley Bay in Antigua.

“Delta continues to be the airline of choice for New Yorkers, whether they’re traveling for work or play,” said Chuck Imhof, Vice President — New York and Sales, East. “This new flight to Antigua is just the latest in an exciting series of recently added service to destinations in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.”

The Admiral's Inn.

Historic Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua.

The flights will depart New York at 8:35 AM and arrive in Antigua at 1:49 PM.

The return flights will leave Antigua at 2:50 PM and arrive in New York at 6:31 PM.

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And make sure you visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, Nelson’s Dockyard.

— CJ