American Airlines to increase service from JFK to daily flights from November 21st.


The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation in conjunction with the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is pleased to announce that, effective November 21st 2013 through March 31st, 2014, American Airlines will increase its New York, JFK service into Antigua & Barbuda to operate daily.

Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Hon. John Maginley noted, ‘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.  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.”

“The increase of a daily non-stop flight out of New York’s JFK shows continued confidence in the destination by American Airlines and comes on the heels of good performance of the JFK route to date.  For the upcoming Winter Season we will also see increased airlift out of the UK market from Virgin Airlines, which will now provide five flights into V.C Bird International; British Airways will also be returning to a daily service, and we recently added a new once-weekly service from Manchester with Thomas Cook,” explained CEO of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin C. James.

From the United States, Antigua & Barbuda is easily accessible from many international gateways with direct flights from Newark, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Miami.

American Airlines will use a Boeing 737 aircraft for the Antigua & Barbuda JFK service, offering the comfort of 16 business class and 134 economy class seats.