The Valley, Anguilla, April 6, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Anguilla Tourist Board and American Airlines have announced that the airline will operate daily flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) as of April 2, 2022.
Anguilla’s Minister of Tourism and Infrastructure Haydn Hughes said in a press statement, “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.”
Speaking about the importance of the move, the minister added, “This is a tremendous vote of confidence in our destination, as American Airlines has the equipment and the route network that will enable us to significantly increase our arrivals and further develop our tourism product.”
Applauding the move was Anguilla Tourist Board Chairman Kenroy Herbert, who said, “The introduction of these scheduled flights will be a game-changer for our tourism industry. Access is the most critical factor for any destination, and the Miami gateway provides excellent connectivity from the West Coast, so it opens up lucrative new markets for Anguilla. This new service will create a host of business and leisure tourism opportunities for our island.”
The new schedule is loaded into American Airlines’ system and flights are available for booking. Flights from Miami will depart daily from Miami International Airport at 10:50 a.m. and arrive in Anguilla at 2:49 p.m. Flights from Anguilla to Miami will depart from Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport at 3:40 p.m. and arrive in Miami at 5:53 p.m.
The Miami service to Anguilla began on December 11, 2021 with twice-weekly flights, and increased to three flights a week from January 5-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.