OSBOURN, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA – DECEMBER 30, 2021: Terminal at the V. C. Bird International Airport in Antigua
Although there has been quite a buzz over the revelation of a new airways from the African continent to Antigua and Barbuda, United Progressive Party (UPP) Chairman D Gisele Isaac said she is taking the news with a pinch of salt. The airline, Antigua Airways, linking the twin island nation directly to West Africa, is expected to begin flights in mid-October. A formal agreement was signed between the government of Antigua and Barbuda and Nigerian publishing and printing firm, Marvelous Mike Press Limited, at the office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday. Tourism Minister Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez witnessed this week’s official signing and said the third week in October is the tentative date for the first flight. He said there may be about three flights per week. The Nigerian investors will finance the operations of Antigua Airways while the government of Antigua and Barbuda will receive 20 percent of the profits.
Source: Antigua Observer