One of the Anguilla Air Services aircraft.
ANGUILLA–Anguilla Air Services (AAS) has announced that flights are now bookable via the Global Distribution Systems (GDS). This means that flights can easily be booked to Anguilla from St. Maarten, St. Barths and other hubs on Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, Priceline and more.
Airline owner Captain Carl Thomas said, “As the tourism industry continues to transform, industry partners must position themselves and adjust to meet the demands of the market. We continue to invest in the tools and equipment necessary to increase visibility, relevance and the accessibility of Anguilla as a destination.”
AAS is the first local airline to be bookable via the GDS. Guests and travel agents can now book travel to Anguilla using Hahn Air as the Marketing Carrier and AAS as the Operating Carrier. The airline is currently finalising interline options with more than 350 partners in the Hahn Air network. Passengers on major US carriers can now have their luggage ticketed straight through to their final destination.
“This level of efficiency and hassle-free travel is the focus of AAS operations,” Thomas said. “Anguilla Air Services reaffirms its commitment to the Anguilla tourism product and the collective initiatives to have a successful 2018-2019 season and beyond.”
The airline has also announced that there is to be a new 18-seater aircraft added to the AAS fleet in 2018 and another in 2019. At the present time the airline consists of three BN2 Islanders and a Cessna 414 with an air-conditioned and pressurised cabin. Thomas says connections from other airports are likely as the market expands and notes that AAS is considering scheduled services from Antigua in the near future.