(Antigua News Room) – Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin James has said that American Airlines has scheduled flights to Antigua begining June 4, 2020.
All airlines were forced to suspend their flights into the destination when borders closed in April.
James told Monday’s tourism meeting on ‘Reopening Antigua and Barbuda For Tourism’ that American Airlines will be among the first international carriers to return.
James said the carrier won’t be coming from other cities just yet.
“AA has indicated that they do not have schedules yet for New York and Charlotte, those will most likely be later in July. And as New York is still a hot spot for COVID -19 cases, it would be one of the last cities that we would actually open up,” he said.
No date has been announced for reopening of the airport but officials are already preparing for when it happens.
Visitors to the twin-island state may have to undergo a COVID-19 test at least 48 hours before boarding the flight among other proposed measures.
No date has been announced for the resumption of Canadian and European flights. It is expected that regional flights will also resume in early June.