Antigua Airways is an international airline based in Antigua and Barbuda. The airline has touted itself as the pride of the Caribbean and has planned thrice weekly service to destinations in Ghana, Nigeria and Canada. The airline had its inaugural flight on 3rd November between Murtala Mohammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos, Nigeria, and V. C. Bird International Airport in Antigua, on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft which was wet leased (a type of lease arrangement in which both the crew and aircraft acquired from the lessor)from EuroAtlantic Airways. The aircraft has a mix seating configuration of both economy and business class seats. The airline is headquartered at V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) on the island of Antigua.
The airline is a joint venture between Marevelous Mike Press Ltd, which is a printing and publishing company from Nigeria and the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Marvelous Mike Presshas80 &ownership of the airline while the remaining 20 % of the airline is owned by the government of Antigua and Barbuda. The airline had been a project which was in the making since July 2022 and is a major plan by the government of Antigua and Barbuda to increase their connectivity to Africa. The airline will increase regional connectivity in the Caribbean and will potentially open new routes to West Africa.
Interestingly, another airline called LIAT (Leeward Islands Air Transport) is also situated atV.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) on the island of Antigua but the airline has been facing financial duress for some time and it is assumed that Antigua Airways will either create a partnership with LIAT or acquire it.
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The airline has plans to deploy the following introductory routes.
1. Accra, Ghana (ACC)
2. Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
3. Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
4. St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (ANU)
Antigua Airways hasn't released information about its baggage allowance. However, given the fact that is operating a long haul, widebody aircraft, we can assume that it will have similar baggage allowances as provided by other full service international carriers which incudes a free carry-onbag which cannot typically weigh more than 10 kg/ 22lbs. As for the checked luggage, it depends on the fare class with the Business class getting a bigger allowance than the economy class. The baggage allowance for checked baggages may range from 23kg to 32kg, depending on the type of ticket.
Antigua Airways' Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offers a whole new cabin experience with the latest in-flight entertainment, on-demand media, touch screen LEDs equipped on the entire aircraft, and business class customers will also have access to charging ports, remote control for in-flight entertainment and noise reduction headphones.
Antigua Airways doesn't have a frequent flyer program yet.
The airline isn't part of any airline alliance yet.
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Antigua Airways is headquartered at V.C. Bird International Airport on the island of Antigua. The airport is situated a few kilometres from St.John, which is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda. The airline is the second airline of Antigua to be based at V.C. Bird International Airport after LIAT, which is a regional carrier and owns a few turboprop aircraft.
Antigua Airways is currently wet leasing a single Boeing 767-300ER from Euro Atlantic Airways which has a mix of Boeing 767 and Boeing 777s in its fleet. Since we know the planned routes of Antigua Airways, both Boeing 767 and Boeing 777s make perfect sense for the airline and we can assume that the airline might lease further aircraft from EuroAtlantic Airways in future. The future plans for Antigua Airways fleet are not known publically and we would update it as soon as we get further information.
On 3rd November 2022, Antigua and Barbuda made history as it welcomed its first-ever commercial flight from Africa to the Caribbean. The aircraft flew from Murtala Mohammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos, Nigeria to V. C. Bird International Airport in Antigua. The highly anticipated flight was welcomed with a water-cannon salute at V.C. Bird International Airport. This marks the beginning of the expansion of Antigua Airways and its plans to conduct international flights between Accra, Canada and Ghana.