ATG | May 16, 2023

Frontier Airlines returns to Antigua and Barbuda

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Relaunching its popular route between Orlando and Antigua

Growing wave of new airlift to the Caribbean. (Photo: Airway Magazine)

The twin-island Caribbean destination of Antigua and Barbuda is getting a big boost with the return of American ultra-low-cost carrier, Frontier Airlines. 

Frontier has announced that it would be making its official comeback to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport by relaunching its popular Orlando and Antigua route, which will kick off on November 4 with weekly non-stop service. This will be the only nonstop service from Orlando to Antigua, helping to strengthen Antigua’s growing position in the all-important Florida market. 

The flights will be running through at least to March 30, 2024, according to Antiguan officials. Antigua and Barbuda is one of the biggest success stories of the Caribbean in the pandemic era with record-breaking arrivals last year and even bigger numbers so far in 2023.

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez.

Reacting to the news, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister, Charles Fernandez commented that Frontier’s relaunch to the twin island paradise is “incredible news for Antigua and Barbuda, as we look at another record-breaking year in visitor numbers.”

Responding on behalf of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, CEO Colin C. James says “the return of Frontier is a culmination of the Tourism Authority’s aggressive efforts to return our airlift to pre-pandemic levels. This will no doubt improve the attractiveness of Antigua and Barbuda to those passengers who tend to save on the airfare, while upgrading on their hotel product.”

Tickets for the Orlando-Antigua route are already on sale, according to Frontier, which has been expanding its Caribbean footprint at a dazzling pace in the last three years.  Frontier’s announcement comes as Antigua is enjoying its first-ever Restaurant Week, a 14-day culinary event that is shining the spotlight on the country’s vibrant dining scene. 

The event runs through May 21.


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