Air Antilles will increase its service to Antigua and Barbuda from December.

The Guadeloupean airline will introduce a twice-weekly service on Monday and Friday from Barbados and St Lucia.

The inaugural flights take place on December 17 with a non-stop service between the V C Bird International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport.

The other flight stops once in St Lucia before heading to Antigua.

Air Antilles will also launch a direct non-stop service on Wednesday and Sunday, to Antigua from St Maarten, with a connection to Guadeloupe.

One-stop services from Aruba and Curacao service are also on the cards.

Marketing Consultant for the Caribbean Region, Charmaine Spencer said this welcome boost in airlift will benefit Antigua and Barbuda, by providing increased connectivity to the region, and strengthening the country’s strategic positioning as a major hub in the Northern English-speaking Caribbean.