If you are planning a winter beach wedding or honeymoon will find that getting to Anguilla is now easier than ever, thanks to additional frequency and new flight routes to the island.
American Airlines, the first carrier to inaugurate direct service into Anguilla from the US mainland, is currently operating daily direct flights from Miami International (MIA) to Anguilla (AXA), with two flights on Saturdays. The schedule will increase to twice-daily service from December 20, 2023 and continue through the summer of 2024, with connections from/to the UK and Canada available.
“This is an important strategic objective for the ATB as we work to increase our overall occupancy levels and ultimately make Anguilla a 12-month destination.” Anguilla’s spacious, new Blowing Point Ferry Terminal opened in January 2023, welcoming travelers arriving by private charter and public ferry. This is the primary entry point for visitors arriving via the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten (SXM), a key gateway for Anguilla, where a new departure hall and expanded check-In hall are both scheduled to open this winter.
From St Maarten, there are two options to get to Anguilla, by air or by sea. Visitors can take a short inter-island flight transfer to Anguilla — at approximately 7 minutes, it’s the shortest international flight in the world. Alternatively, visitors can take a 25-minute boat transfer from the Anguilla-St. Maarten Ferry Terminal (ASMFT) on the Dutch side or a 30-minute public ferry ride from Marigot on the French side of St. Martin. Both ferry services arrive at the Blowing Point ferry terminal in Anguilla.
The AAS service began on November 3, and will operate through April 2024. This expanded Antigua service is especially important to UK and Caribbean travelers.
Trans Anguilla Airways offers daily flights between Anguilla and St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. Scheduled service also operates to Tortola (BVI) and Virgin Gorda.
Tradewind Aviation, which has a codeshare with British Airways to offer interline booking, will operate service between Antigua (ANU) and Anguilla (AXA) from mid-January 2024 to early April, on Saturdays and Sundays. Tradewind will also introduce a scheduled service from St. Barths to Anguilla three times per week between January 18 and April 8, 2024, while their regular scheduled service from San Juan (SJU) to Anguilla will operate five days a week from December 14 through April 8, 2024.
Private Charter flight options are also available to the neighboring islands of St. Martin, St. Barths, Antigua, St. Kitts & Nevis, Tortola (BVI) and Virgin Gorda through Anguilla Air Services and Trans Anguilla Airways.
Infrastructure improvements continue at Anguilla’s Clayton J Lloyd International Airport, where Phase Two of the expansion is well underway with construction of a new Cargo Facility that is scheduled to commence at the end of 2023. The third phase will comprise a new terminal and is slated to begin construction in 2024. The final stage will be a runway expansion to accommodate larger aircraft.