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Airline starts flights between BVI, 4 new countries

Photo Credit: interCaribbean Airways

PRESS RELEASE: InterCaribbean Airways, which is celebrating its 25th year of continuous services, is offering new scheduled services from the British Virgin Islands to the US Virgin Islands, St Maarten, Dominica, and St Lucia.

The new services will begin from February 1, 2018.

Travelers are now able to book direct flights from Tortola’s Terrence B Lettsome International Airport (EIS), to St Thomas (Cyril E King Airport – STT) with two flights offered daily, St Croix (Henry E Rholsen Airport – STX) with one daily flight, St Maarten (Princess Juliana International Airport – SXM) with two flights daily, Dominica (Douglas- Charles Airport – DOM) with three weekly flights offered, and Castries in St Lucia (George FL Charles Airport – SLU) on three weekly flights.

The service to St Lucia is a continuation of the flight from Dominica.

InterCaribbean currently provides competitively-priced nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

The airline also offers same-day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.

“We believe that we are the first scheduled airline to offer seven nonstop destinations from the British Virgin Islands,” said Mr Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean.

“Furthermore, all connections on our flights, current and new, are planned to minimize layover times.”

Founded as InterIsland Airways in 1991 by Turks Islander, Mr Lyndon R Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean, the airline which started off as a charter service, embarked on an ambitious program of adding international destinations gradually adding larger and faster aircraft.

The airline now serves 22 cities.

“The plan to connect the Caribbean and the wider international market is coming along nicely,” said Mr Gardiner.

“There are a lot of connections between residents of the destinations we serve and, by offering new connective options, we hope to stimulate an increase in tourist and business travel in the region.”

InterCaribbean entered the BVI market in 2016 with direct flights between the BVI and Antigua, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

By July 2017, the airline introduced three, weekly-scheduled direct flights between the BVI and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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