BVI Airways has announced that the United States Department of Transportation has granted it “economic authority to operate non-stop flights between the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and New York City”.
“Additionally, the carrier has received authority to operate nonstop flights to Orlando, Florida,” BVI Airways announced this morning, June 7.
Previously, the privately owned airline received approval to operate its service between Miami and the BVI.
The BVI government has pumped $7 million into the airline, which is yet to announce a date for the commencement of flights.
President and Chief Executive Officer of BVI Airways, Jerry Willoughby, is “pleased” with the latest developments.
“We look forward to the opportunities these destinations bring, and to the immeasurable benefit in trade and tourism they will afford the territory and its people,” he further said.
In January, BVI Airways received its revised Air Operator Certificate from its United Kingdom-based regulator – Air Safety Support International.
The certificate grants the airline authority to operate its Avro RJ 100 jet aircraft from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, BVI.
Subsequently, in May, the company received formal notification that the US Department of Transport had approved its licence to operate to the United States.
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