Direct flights to Antigua are operated only from the London Gatwick Airport in the UK. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are the operators of direct flights. British Airways operates on all weekdays except for Mondays whereas Virgin Atlantic operates only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
From London Heathrow: Code-shared flights between Air France and LIAT take 15 hours and 5 minutes to reach V. C. Bird International Airport (Antigua). These one-stop flights take the minimum time for this route.
From London Gatwick: Non-stop flights with British Airways take the minimum flight time of 8 hours and 30 minutes. The shortest one-stop flight takes 13 hours and 5 minutes. This is code-shared between British Airways and LIAT.
From Manchester: Connecting flights complete their journey in a time frame of 22 hours. These are code-shared between FlyBE, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic and involve two stopovers.
From Birmingham: FlyBE, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic run code-shared flights from Birmingham as well that take the same time duration – 22 hours. Aer Lingus and British Airways also operate short flights to Antigua. The time duration then is 22 hours and 10 minutes.
From Edinburgh: The time duration for flights with British Airways is 12 hours and 15 minutes. This is a one-stop flight via London.
With an average airfare of 489 GBP, Virgin Atlantic is offering quality flight experience at a low cost. What is more, Virgin Atlantic has non-stop flights to Antigua from London Gatwick. Direct flights at a marginal cost make Virgin Atlantic one of the most preferred airlines to travel with.
December, January, and February are the most tourist-friendly months. The weather remains dry with an average temperature of 25 °C. The weather in general is perfect for roaming the city and visiting beaches.
The low-season in Antigua runs between the months of May and November. This is the time of the year when few people travel for pleasure and sightseeing, the reason being hurricanes and perpetual rainfall. Cheap flights and cheaper accommodations can be had during these months.
V. C. Bird International Airport is the receiving airport for cheap flights to Antigua from the United Kingdom. This is the only airport serving the island of Antigua and is located at a distance of 7 kilometres from Antigua’s capital, St. John’s. The IATA code for this airport is ANU.
British nationals are not needed to get a visa before visiting Antigua and Barbuda. Upon arrival, travellers will be given a specified period of stay depending on personal factors e.g. the purpose of travel. Should the need arise to overstay; travellers must request for a stay extension. This extension in stay comes with a cost and travellers will have to pay for it.