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October 28, 2021

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The Caribbean opens up

Antigua's revamped V.C. Bird International Airport

The twin island nation of Antigua and Barbados inaugurated a new passenger terminal at V.C. Bird International Airport in August. The US$97-million facility will serve as the gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. The terminal features 14 gates and four loading bridges. There are 46 check-in counters, 15 self-check-in kiosks, more immigration and security positions, and a modernized baggage-handling system. The departure lounge features free Wi-Fi, but there are less than a dozen power outlets for recharging. The terminal can handle 1800 passengers an hour —authorities hope to attract three million passengers annually by 2030, up from 860,000 at the old terminal.

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