Antigua To Get New Airport Terminal in Time for Charter Yacht Show

Superyacht destination Antigua is set to see more development in attracting guests to join and leave charter yachts in the island with the announcement of a new Minister for Tourism following the recent elections and the completion of the new terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport by November 2014.

This means the terminal will be fully operational in time for the Charter Yacht Show this December

Gaston Browne newly elected as Antigua and Barbuda’s new Prime Minister appointed Asot Anthony Michael as the Minister responsible for Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy .

He said, “The new terminal is set to treble the number of departure gates with numerous retail stores and restaurants in addition to departure lounge capacities of nearly 1,000 seats.”

“The announcement of new Ministers for Tourism and Civil Aviation took place just after Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural Travel Trade Showcase on the island and both will bring new initiatives into this sector,” stated Cherrie Osborne, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Director for UK and Europe.

She continues, “The completion of the new airport terminal this November will further add to  our product offering  and enhance the visitor experience for many so that we  continue to  welcome even higher numbers of visitors to the destination.”