St Johns Bird (ANU) Airport

St Johns Bird ANU Airport Overview

Antigua V.C. Bird International Airport ANU is situated southeast of Barnes Hill, at Boons Bay & Cedar grove and is located on the island of Antigua, just 5 miles northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, part of the Leeward Islands, West Indies.

The airport is hub for Leeward islands Air Transport LIAT and is host to international airlines and charters. Caribbean Aviation offers services to St. Kitts and other Caribbean islands, while LIAT subsidiaries maintain desks at the terminal's arrivals and run services within the Leeward Islands. Direct flights from North America are available via San Juan and St. Martin.  The flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, takes one hour. 

The present passenger terminal at Antigua Airport offers rental car counters, ATMs cash machines, foreign exchange, a few shops & a duty free shop, a VIP lounge with restaurant facilities, and travel agencies.  In September 2014 it is expected that the new Terminal will become operational, replacing the present terminal.

From V.C. Bird Airport to your destination: Rental cars require presentation of a permit to drive in Antigua, which can be obtained from the rental car agency at a costs $20 and is valid for 3 months. Driving is on the left side of the street!!  Taxi fares between the airport, the harbor and hotels are fixed and taxi drivers are allowed to act as tour guides. The local bus service is available from Lawrence of Antigua (tel. 1 268 464-4428; and for US & Canada 717 389-6181).
To get to Barbuda you can take the high-speed Barbuda Express, a hydrofoil ferry running in most weather conditions 5 days/week and taking 90 minutes.

Present & future Airport developments:   A new new passenger terminal covering 250,000 sq. feet of space, with five baggage carousels, four jet bridges, 14 departure gates, CCTV security screening system, & state-of-the-art passenger processing facilities, four escalators, four elevators, and 12 x-ray machines - is nearing completion. It was originally to open Sept. 2014, but after some setbacks, completion is now scheduled for May 2015 - at the latest.   With the new Terminal the Airport is expected to become a major hub for Dominica, along with Barbados, St Maarten. 

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