Antigua & Barbuda

Country Profile

Antigua & Barbuda
(Antigua & Barbuda)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
01 November 1981
Capital City:
St. John's
Total Area Ranking:
200 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
201 of 242 in the World

The Country


Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation in the Caribbean. It is located on the eastern edge of the region, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its nearest neighbours are Guadeloupe to the south, Montserrat to the south west, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west and St Barthelemy, St Martin and Anguilla to the north west. Antigua and Barbuda consists of two main inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and 37 smaller islands. Barbuda is located 48 km north of Antigua, and is about two-thirds the size of Antigua.

The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are generally low lying limestone and coral islands, although Antigua does have a hilly region of volcanic origin in the southwest. The highest point in these hills rises to 402 m (1319 ft). The coastline of both islands is
characterised by numerous beaches, lagoons and natural harbours.

Antigua and Barbuda has a total land area of 440 sq km (170 sq miles) and had a population of 81,800 in 2011. The main ethnic groups are Black 91%, Mixed race 4%, White 1.7% and other 2.9%. The capital city, Saint John’s is on the island of Antigua.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Antigua and Barbuda History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Antigua and Barbuda
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – Antigua and Barbuda
wikipedia: Antigua and Barbuda
wikipedia: History of Antigua and Barbuda


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Antigua and Barbuda.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Antigua and Barbuda civil aircraft use the registration sequence V2-AAA to V2-ZZZ. Prior to independence the Leeward and Windward Islands used the sequence VP-Lxx, 1929-1981. The first registration actually occurred in 1969.

All-time Antigua Barbuda – civil aircraft register (V2-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Aviation (Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force) – no aviation unit
Defence Aviation (Regional Security System)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation (Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police (Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Caribbean Helicopters
Leeward Islands Air Transport – LIAT

wikipedia: Airlines of Antigua and Barbuda
The World’s Airlines: Antigua and Barbuda

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Antigua and Barbuda

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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