Terminal officially opened at VC Bird International

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VC Bird International Airport in Antigua and Barbuda has officially opened its new US$98m terminal.

According to a report by the Antigua Observer, the opening ceremony was attended by several island officials including Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.

Browne said, “Just as previous generations left us their legacy facilities that were relevant and innovative in their time, our generation has moved our country further with the current modern terminal. When the inhabitants of our twin island nation state look at this airport terminal, they can do so with a strong sense of accomplishment and of patriotism.”

The new terminal features 14 departure gates, modern security screening facilities, up-to-date passenger processing facilities and a new CCTV security system. It also contains 46 check-in counters, 15 self-check in kiosks, a mini food court, multiple VIP lounges, a bank, retail stores, restaurants and other facilities. The terminal covers a total area of 241,600ft² and has more than 100 seats on the ground floor 750 seats on the first floor airside.

To read more from the report by the Antigua Observer click here.

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