VC Bird Intl (ANU)

  • Distance to Antigua city center: 14 km (9
  • Low cost carriers served: 0

About this airport

V.C. Bird International Airport, formerly known as Coolidge International Airport, was originally built as an American military air base during World War II and named Coolidge Airfield after Capt. Hamilton Coolidge (1895-1918), a United States Army Air Service pilot killed in World War I. After the war, the airfield was turned over to the government of Antigua and became an exclusively civil airport. In 1985, it was named in honor of Sir Vere Cornwall Bird (1910-1999), the first prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda.


V.C. Bird International Airport is located on the island of Antigua, eight km northeast of St. John's, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.


• Bus: There is some local bus service; schedules and routes can be obtained through the hotels.

• Taxi: Fares between the airport, harbor, and many hotels are fixed and can be obtained upon arrival.


Inside the airport there are a couple restaurants and various shops. A 24-hour ATM is also available as well as a post office and a currency exchange both located in the terminal.

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