JetBlue Launches Flights to Antigua and Barbuda From Newark

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) on July 3 welcomed the start of nonstop service on JetBlue from Newark Liberty International Airport to VC Bird International Airport in Antigua. The new service will operate three times a week, on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, departing Newark at 8:50 a.m. and arriving in Antigua at 1:17 p.m.

Passengers boarding the inaugural flight at Newark Liberty International Airport were treated to Caribbean music performed by a pan soloist and were presented with mini flags. The festivities included a ribbon cutting ceremony at the check-in counter with representatives from the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and from JetBlue.

The full flight was met on arrival at the VC Bird International Airport with a water cannon salute on touchdown, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Hon. Charles Fernandez, minister of tourism and investment., ABTA CEO Colin James, and JetBlue’s supervisor airport and ground operations ANU, Shevonne Joseph

The new JetBlue service from Newark complements the existing service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, which currently includes flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

For travel to Antigua, visitors just need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken and received within seven days of their flight. Visitors may be required to undergo testing on arrival or at their hotel as determined by the local health authorities. In Antigua, the wearing of face masks is mandatory along with social distancing protocols. On arrival, all visitors must complete a health declaration form.

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