There’s a new airline in the heart of the Caribbean, and it could open up a whole new market for the region.

Antigua Airways!

Antigua Airways has just launched in the Caribbean and will soon make connections to the Americas and Africa. In a partnership with the government of Antigua, the airline is 20% owned by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, and most shares belong to a Nigerian investor. The government is expecting huge returns considering they are the first link in the Caribbean to West Africa. The country of Antigua now looks to benefit from potential tourism and business endeavors that can spark between the two regions.

Connections To North America & Africa

To start, the airline will have three weekly connections between Canada, Nigeria, and Ghana, with Antigua as its base.

Although Antigua Airways isn’t operating its plane yet, they are currently using a charter from EuroAtlantic Airways along with crew members from the airline. Right now the current plane has 16 business class seats and 251 economy class seats.

“They said it could not be done,” Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said ahead of the launch. “Once again, they were proven wrong.”