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Preparing to receive hundreds of visitors arriving by specially chartered flights, the VC Bird International Airport will be a busy hub this weekend. The Heritage Quay Port will serve as the starting point for their cruise excursions around the island.
The airport’s management and staff played a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless operation during the first Homeporting experience which took place a few months ago.
Travelers were able to board buses immediately after landing, which transported them directly to the Heritage Quay port without any disruption to the regularly scheduled flights or routine operations of the airport. The same smooth experience was provided for the return flights to the United Kingdom.
Working together with the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Antigua Cruise Port, the extended second iteration of the collaborative exercise will firmly establish the island as a homeporting destination.
This will take place over a period that will begin this weekend on scheduled days until March next year.
Joseph Samuel, the Director of Operations of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, confirmed that all the necessary systems are in place for the upcoming weekend homeporting operations.
The kinks from the previous operation have been ironed out and the airport is fully mobilised to execute it seamlessly.
The Homeporting schedule starts with this Saturday, followed by December 2nd, 16th, and 30th. There will be two Saturdays in January, the 13th and the 27th. In February, it will be the 10th and the 24th, followed by the final one on March 9th.
The Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority is encouraging travelers and the general public to stay informed about the Homeporting days, in case they need to make personal adjustments, particularly if they plan to travel.