CEO of Virgin Atlantic Shai Weiss is hoping that more LGBTQ+ travellers will use the airline to visit Antigua following a recent ruling on buggery laws on the island.
In a tweet he wrote, “At Virgin Atlantic, everyone is welcome onboard and encouraged to be themselves. Today’s historic decision in Antigua to repeal the harmful laws against same-sex intimacy, is an incredibly positive step for the country and its people.”
He urged all Caribbean islands to follow the footsteps on Antigua.
“We now urge other Caribbean islands to follow in their footsteps, making themselves inclusive and welcoming to all,” Weis wrote. “Antigua is a beautiful destination and I look forward to welcoming more LGBTQ+ travellers onboard our aircraft, to explore the beautiful beaches and experience the culture.”
Recently, Antigua and Barbuda’s so-called anti-buggery law was ruled unconstitutional when the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – the twin island nation’s High Court – agreed that sections of the Sexual Offences Act indeed contravene the constitutional rights of the nation’s citizens.