bmi, the full service scheduled airline, is to launch direct flights between Manchester and Antigua, commencing 27th November 2004. This is the second asnnouncement in the last seven days concerning the airline and its airlift to the Caribbean.The weekly service will enable passengers to fly directly from the north of England to Antigua for the first time. Flights will operate on Saturdays, departing Manchester at 09.45 and arriving in Antigua at 14.15. Return services will depart at 18.10, arriving into Manchester at 06.15 the following morning.
High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Ronald Sanders, commented: “This new service from bmi means that UK travellers will have even greater choice and flexibility when flying to Antigua. We have invested a significant amount into developing the tourism product on the island, leading to an ever-increasing range of activities, amenities and accommodation. This increased airlift highlights how popular Antigua has become with the British market as a result”.