Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy, Asot A. Michael, has said that airlift into Antigua and Barbuda from its critical North East corridor of the U.S. will be augmented by the arrival of JetBlue Airways for the upcoming winter season.
The arrival of JetBlue, he announced, will open up the destination to even more business, increase the competitiveness of the destination within the U.S. travel market and encourage more air travel.
He made the remarks at a press conference held last week at the V.C Bird International Airport. It was attended by Antigua and Barbuda Government Officials, senior executives of JetBlue Airways, Antigua and Barbuda airline executives and Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials.
JetBlue Airways will begin direct service to Antigua from its base in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on November 5.
The JetBlue Airbus A320, which carries 150 seats, will be available to travelers to Antigua on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.