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Plan to hike fees at VC Bird International Airport
Regional travellers could pay an average of up to US $30 more to use VC Bird International Airport.
The hike in fees was approved by Antigua’s House of Representatives, though there was strong condemnation from Antigua Labour Party parliamentarians who called for the bill to be withdrawn due to what they view as its potential impact on the tourism industry.
Antigua’s Minister of Tourism John Maginley noted that the charges would be built into tickets costs, simplifying the process and removing the need for departing passengers to pay at the airport after check-in.