Anguilla Airport Changes Names, Becomes International Airport

Anguilla’s Wallblake Airport has been renamed the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport and, having met the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization, is now designated as an international airport.

The name was officially changed on July 4 to honor Anguilla’s foremost aviation pioneer, Captain Clayton J. Lloyd. Captain Lloyd was the first Anguillan pilot and he created the first Anguilla air service, Air Anguilla, later known as Valley Air Service, which operated from the 1960s to 1977.

The latest addition to Anguilla’s airlift is the announcement by Cape Air to add Anguilla to their inter-island service in the Caribbean on December 22. American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways already offer convenient connecting service on American Eagle and Anguilla Air Express from the hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The neighboring island of St. Maarten has service from the US mainland on Jet Blue, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways so Anguilla is also able to offer a convenient 20-minute sea ferry service to the island on either public ferry from the Marigot Terminal or from Princess Julianna Aiprort on Funtime Boat Charters, MV Shauna VI, Footprint Charter, Ferry Link, GB Express or Gotcha Garfields Sea Tour and No Fear Tours.

A seven-minute flight from St. Maarten to The Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is available on Anguilla Air Services or by charter on Trans Anguilla Airways.


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