The Anguilla Tourist Board with American Airlines announced that American Airlines will operate daily service from Miami International Airport (MIA) into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) as of April 2, 2022.
“We embarked on this journey with American Airlines with the objective of securing daily, year-round service to our island,” declared the Hon. Premier of Anguilla, Dr. Ellis Webster. “We are immensely gratified that this goal has been achieved ahead of schedule. It is a testament to the overwhelming demand for our wonderful tourism product, and to American Airlines’ confidence in the experience and capability of our outstanding team on island, to support and promote their operation.
The Hon. Minister of Tourism and Infrastructure, Mr. Haydn Hughes added, “The agenda to bring change to Anguilla continues to be manifested as we navigate the challenges of today’s world. We have been able to safely reopen our island for business and both investors and visitors have made Anguilla the destination of choice. The reality of American Airlines’ inaugural flight into Anguilla was an idea that is now bearing fruit. To that end, we announced an increase of three flights into our destination beginning in January 2022. I am pleased that this partnership continues to flourish even in the early stage, and today we announce the commencement of daily flights to and from Anguilla/Miami in April 2022.”
The new schedule is loaded into American Airlines’ system and flights are now available for booking. The schedule is outlined below:
Miami, FL (MIA) – Anguilla (AXA)
Anguilla (AXA) – Miami, FL (MIA)
The Miami service to Anguilla began on Dec. 11, 2021 with twice-weekly flights, and increased to three flights a week from Jan. 5 to March 31, 2022. The decision to operate a daily service was made based on the strong load factors to the island throughout the winter months.
“One of my deepest convictions is, build it and they will come. The increase to daily flights is a testament to the hard work of the teams on island, our representatives in the international market, our stakeholders on island and abroad, and generally all those who have Anguilla at heart,” says Anguilla’s parliamentary secretary, Quincia Gumbs-Marie, in a press statement. “We will continue to position Anguilla as the gem of the Caribbean, as a great partner for business, and the destination where you can lose the crowd and find yourself.”
Christine Valls, managing director of sales for Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean added, “We are thrilled to start our daily service to Anguilla in April. Anguilla is an important destination within our route network, one which we believe has tremendous potential for growth. We look forward to working with our Anguillian partners to develop both leisure and business tourism to the island and to the region.”
“This is a Christmas gift for Anguilla,” said Stacey Liburd, director of tourism for Anguilla. “The daily service will facilitate a variety of package options for Anguilla and positions our destination as one that is now easily accessible from any number of gateways, regardless of our guests’ travel dates.”
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