V. C. Bird International Airport Guide (ANU)
Code: ANUNo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 268Timezone: GMT -4:00
PO Box 1051, St John's, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
V. C. Bird International Airport is located 8km (5 miles) northeast of St John’s, on the island of Antigua.
V. C. Bird International Airport is the largest of Antigua and Barbuda’s three airports and is the only one located on Antigua island. Our V. C. Bird International Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, public transportation and nearby hotels, as well as contact details for the airport.
A new terminal building is currently under construction; it is expected to open in December 2013.
There is an information desk in the public area of the terminal building.
V. C. Bird International Airport is situated in the north of the island, a 10-minute drive from St John's. From the centre of the city, it can be accessed via Antigua Sugar Factory Road or Old Parham Road, which connects to the northeast-bound Sir George Walter Highway towards the airport.
Public transport road:
Bus: Some local buses operate along Sir George Walter Highway to and from St John's, but the stop is some distance from the terminal – this mode of transport is not recommended for passengers with heavy bags.
Taxi: Taxis (tel: 562 0262) are available for hire on a government-regulated fixed-fare basis to local hotels and St John's (journey time: 10-15 minutes).
Public transport air:
Aeroplane: LIAT (tel: 480 5582; www.liatairline.com) operates flights between Antigua and nearby islands. The ticket desk is located in Arrivals.
An ATM is available at V. C. Bird International Airport 24 hours a day. There is a bureau de change in the terminal.
A post office is located in the terminal building. Public telephones are also available at certain points.
A restaurant and a bar provide a range of drinks, snacks and more substantial meals.
There are several shops at V. C. Bird International Airport, including duty-free.
A porter service is available (tipping is expected) to assist with luggage.
Other facilities at V. C. Bird International Airport include a first aid service and travel agencies.
Conference and business:
There are no dedicated business or conference facilities at V. C. Bird International Airport, but numerous hotels and resorts on the island offer these services. A VIP lounge provides newspapers, magazines, TV and a refreshments service.
A lift, ramps and wheelchairs are provided at V. C. Bird International Airport. Individual airlines can assist disabled passengers on request; passengers requiring wheelchairs and assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Long- and short-term parking is available in front of the terminal building.
Car hire companies represented at V. C. Bird International Airport include: Avis, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty, as well as several local operators.