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V.C. Bird International Airport, opened in 1952, serves the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. It operates with flights to several destinations in the Caribbean, North America and the main European cities.
Official Website: vcbia.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 980,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +1 268 484 2300. E-mail: [email protected] There is an information counter on the ground floor of the terminal.
The airport is located 8 km (5 miles) northeast from the city of St. John's.See Map
There are car rental offices across from the check-in counters.
ACE (Tel +1 877 822 3872 - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +1 268 462 2840 - 7:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +1 268 736 6400 - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Capital Car Rental (Tel +1 268 463 1010 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Carter's (Tel +1 268 463 0675)
Dollar (Tel +1 268 462 0362 - 8:00 am to 10:00 pm)
E-Z (Tel +1 268 462 0362 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 268 481 4440 - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Naj (Tel +1 268 464 1068)
Oakland (Tel +1 268 462 3021)
St. Johns (Tel +1 268 462 0594)
Thrifty (Tel +1 268 462 9532 - 7:00 am to 0:00 am)
The airport has a bank (Sunday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm), currency exchange bureau (Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, weekends from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm), ATMs, post office and Wi-Fi access free of charge in the Departures area. The Executive Lounge is located on the first floor, near gate 1, and opens from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; the maximum stay is 3 hours and it offers massage chairs, computers, refreshments, drinks, Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines (accessible with Priority Pass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - USD60.00).
Food and Drinks- Inside the terminal, there is a restaurant, a café and two bars.
Shopping- You can find several duty-free stores, with articles such as perfumes, souvenirs, jewellery, books, liquor, clothing and accessories, music, sweets.
Baggage- Enquiries about missing luggage should be made at the airport's information desk (Tel +1 268 484 2300).
Other Services- Travel agencies.
Bus - There are local services that travel to St. John's, but stops are located along Sir George Walter Avenue, far from the terminal.
Taxi - The reservation desk is found outside the Arrivals area. Fares are fixed and vary according to the destination. Official operators are Mill Reef Taxi Association (Tel +1 268 784 2653) and United Taxi Association (Tel +1 268 562 0262). The trip to the city centre takes 10-15 minutes.
To the west of the terminal building, there is a parking area with sectors for short and long stays.
The enclosure has elevators, ramps and wheelchairs. Passengers in need of special assistance should request it from their airline before their travel.
Latest updates: November 13, 2019