Antigua hoping to open Barbuda Airport ASAP so the wealthy can land their private jets by the new year

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Tourism Minister Charles Max Fernandez today provided a much-anticipated update on the ongoing development of Barbuda Airport, emphasizing that completion is on the horizon within a matter of weeks.

“We need to open the Barbuda Airport. That work is ongoing, and we’re hoping to complete it within a matter of weeks,” announced Fernandez. His statement underscores the urgency and commitment of the government to finalize the project promptly.

The imminent completion of Barbuda Airport holds significant implications for the island’s tourism industry, particularly in catering to high-end travelers who prefer the convenience of private jets.

Fernandez highlighted the crucial role of the airport in facilitating ease of travel directly to Barbuda, eliminating the need for alternative modes of transportation such as helicopters or ferries from Antigua.

The Tourism Minister’s announcement aligns with the broader vision of Prime Minister  and the cabinet to elevate Barbuda from a “diamond in the rough” to a polished gem in the Caribbean tourism landscape.

The reopening of the airport is poised to enhance the island’s appeal, positioning it as a premier destination for elite travelers seeking exclusivity and luxury.

As completion draws near, anticipation is mounting among tourism stakeholders, residents, and potential visitors eager to witness the transformation of Barbuda’s accessibility.

The reopening of the airport not only signifies a logistical milestone but also marks a crucial step toward realizing the full potential of Barbuda’s tourism sector.

With the countdown to the completion date underway, Barbuda is poised to emerge as a beacon for high-end tourism in the Caribbean.

The government’s commitment to this strategic infrastructure project reflects a dedication to unlocking the island’s untapped potential and shaping a successful future as a coveted destination for discerning travelers.

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