NEW YORK, NY – Getting to Antigua and Barbuda just got easier! Visitors to the twin island destination now have another convenient non-stop option from New York on Caribbean Airlines. Tourism officials and airline representatives gathered at JFK’s Terminal 4 today to officially launch the new service which was commemorated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony just prior to boarding. The non-stop service, which will run on Tuesdays and Fridays, will originate from Port of Spain, Trinidad, to V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua, with return service from New York’s JFK.
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister, Hon. John Maginley, was on hand to officiate, along with Antigua and Barbuda Director for the USA, Mrs. Derede Samuel Whitlock (left) and Caribbean Airlines’ General Manager/USA and UK, Mrs. Valerie Murphy-Rahman.
The Minister views the additional air service to Antigua and Barbuda on Caribbean Airlines as an asset and he believes that it will help to facilitate the additional demand for travel from the United States that is anticipated this winter. “The launch of the Caribbean Airlines service helps to increase our seat capacity and provides greater access from some of our major gateways. As the US economy continues to improve, we have seen a steady increase in bookings and, as a result, we will be better prepared to tap into this market potential, ” he stated.
A fare sale launched by Caribbean Airlines offering competitive introductory fares is being credited for the steady flow in winter bookings. Caribbean Airlines officials indicate that the new service is being positioned as “offering better value and a better experience relative to the legacy carriers that already serve the destination from the United States”. In addition to competitive fares, Caribbean Airlines offers a 10% discount for seniors and children, two free bags not exceeding 50 pounds each and creative pricing options on return one-way fares.