Regional Flights To Antigua And Barbuda Ramped Up Ahead Of Antigua Carnival Celebrations

Antigua Carnival promotions were held in Trinidad at the beginning of June (9)

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority is excited to announce the increase of regional airlift to Antigua and Barbuda, ahead of ‘Antigua Carnival, the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival’ scheduled for July 27 – August 8, 2023.


The popular Caribbean destination has secured more airlift with regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines, between Antigua and Barbuda and Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Airlines is presently operating four flights per week to Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport, on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport. This is an increase from the previous two weekly flights.


Caribbean Airlines have also introduced new routes connecting Antigua and St. Kitts, and Antigua and Dominica.


The direct service between Antigua and St. Kitts will be available on Mondays and Fridays, with the inaugural flight set to take place on July 24, 2023.  Service from Dominica is expected to begin in August.


The Tourism Authority further announced that tour operator Navitour will operate a charter flight into Antigua from Guadeloupe on August 5th, allowing travellers from the French territory to be a part of Antigua’s Carnival celebrations.


“We have been experiencing a strong demand for Antigua and Barbuda, and with increased seat capacity it is now easier for our neighbours in the Caribbean to fly to Antigua and Barbuda”, said CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C. James.


Director of Tourism for the Caribbean and Latin America Market, Charmaine Spencer added that, “In addition to extra flights out of Trinidad, St. Kitts, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, we are benefitting from extra sealift with the return of the ‘Jeans for Freedom’ chartered ferry service from Guadeloupe this year.”


The Jeans for Freedom Ferry’s latest trip to Antigua on July 7 brought over four hundred passengers into the destination.


The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has been on a promotional drive ahead of the carnival celebrations, enticing carnival-lovers in the Caribbean, to travel to Antigua during the two weeks of Carnival.




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  1. This announcement from the CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C. James enthusiastically expresses that Antigua has secured more airlift with regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines.
    This giddy missive from the Government on Carnival ‘2023 sounds like the final nail in LIAT’s coffin; considering have we not heard from the Judge or the Receiver who are the parties responsible for liquidating LIAT 1974.
    Further, having made a big deal about CARICOM members responsibility for airlifting in the Eastern Caribbean, Gaston made no announcement about LIAT coming out of CARICOM.
    Among Gaston’s legacy: LIAT died under his watch, for which he will be knighted.

    The A&B Tourism Authority and A&B Festivals Commission can try this marketing pitch:
    Antigua & Barbuda Emancipation Carnival Celebration……The Caribbean’s Greatest Reunion Summer Festival.

    Let us interact with humility, grace, good intentions! Be nice to each other!

    Save our Humanity, Save our Youths, Save our Environment, Save our Soil!!!


  3. @Ratwell…hear+ye!
    Antigua and Barbuda as well as most of the Caribbean islands will have anthropologists shaking their heads in disbelieve.
    With so much to preserve and celebrate, as we wine and dine, disconnected from our emancipation.
    The souls of ghosts of our forefathers long past are urging us in this modern moment to remember and celebrate our past accomplishments; to continue the fight for our rights to exist as humans. May we use our ancestral knowledge in order to survive and build a culture that those who follow us can be proud of.

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