Concerns about the credibility of the soon-to-come on stream Antigua Airways continue to mount as the Antigua and Barbuda Chamber of Commerce Ltd distances itself from the venture. In a widely publicized email today (Wednesday), the Chamber indicates that any information suggesting that both entities are working together is false
There has been controversy surrounding the airline since the government announced its partnership with the Nigerian-born investor, Marvelous Mike Press.
Reportedly, the investor has no prior background in the airline industry and is expected to outsource most of the services once the airline begins to operate. It was announced that flights would commence in October.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne recently said in Parliament that the airline will begin its operations with charter flights from the African continent to the Caribbean and is also expected to team up with LIAT.
The airline is not registered in Nigeria, but is reportedly a duly registered company in Antigua and Barbuda, according to PM Browne.
Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell had said that a major investigating agency had some interest in the airline’s link to Antigua and Barbuda.