Delta will operate a daily service from Atlanta, GA, in December 2024 and will have a weekly service from John F. Kennedy Int’l New York, in January 2025.

Antigua and Barbuda’s V.C. Bird International Airport is set to welcome additional air service from Delta Airlines this Caribbean winter (summer in the Southern Hemisphere). The Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transport and Investment, the Honorable Charles ‘Max’ Fernández, stated: “The growing demand for Antigua and Barbuda is evident, and we are pleased to see airlines like Delta confidently boost their services to V.C. Bird International Airport, as our U.S. market continues to show the most expansion.” According to Minister Fernández, the increase in travelers choosing to visit Antigua and Barbuda is a direct result of new accommodations and a strong marketing campaign by the tourism offices and stakeholders.

Colin C. James, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA), expressed his satisfaction with Delta’s new schedule: “Delta Airlines will start daily flights from Atlanta International Airport from December 7, 2024, to January 7, 2025. Delta will then revert to a twice-weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays after this period. Most notably, we are excited about the fact that, starting January 11, 2025, Delta will introduce a weekly service from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York to V.C. Bird International Airport,” said James. James further emphasized: “The launch of Delta’s service from the major JFK hub is a significant breakthrough for the destination. The New York tri-state area remains the strongest catchment area within our U.S. market. With Delta now operating from JFK, we offer another air transport option to tri-state area travelers wishing to visit Antigua and Barbuda.”

The increased flight frequency by Delta, along with the increased service from other U.S. airlines during the summer and winter months, will enhance the destination’s accessibility from the United States.