VC Bird International Airport

Overview summary

V.C. Bird is the only international airport on the island of Antigua and is located near St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.

Its idyllic location makes it extremely popular among our VIP clientele. Private aviation (jet and helicopter charter flights) represents a large share of the airport’s activities.

For private jet prices or more information on flying to V.C. International airport, call PrivateFly 24/7 on 020 7100 6960.

V.C. BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY

Built in 1942 (on the site of the Villa airport), V.C. Bird was originally operated by the US Air Force.

Handed back to the government upon the closure of the Coolidge Air Force Base in 1949, it became a civil airport two years later.

Known as Coolidge International Airport until 1985, it was renamed in honour of Sir Vere Cornwall Bird (1910–1999), the first prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda.

A new passenger terminal is currently being built and should be inaugurated before the end of 2013.

LOCATION

Located 5 miles northeast of St. John's, the airport is 10 minutes away for the capital.

V.C. BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS

Airport Codes: ANU/TAPA
Longitude: 17°08′12″ N
Latitude: 061°47′35″ W
Elevation: 62 ft.
Runway Length Available: 9 974 ft.
Surface: asphalt

PRIVATE JET CHARTER PRICES – V.C. BIRD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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