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International flights resume on Anegada

Minister for Communications and Works Kye Rymer has said the reintroduction of international flights at the Captain Auguste George International Airport on Anegada is a testament to the government’s commitment to revitalising the local economy.

The airport welcomed international flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico and St Thomas, USVI on March 23. The flights were facilitated by Fly BVI and Island Birds, two locally owned and operated charter companies.

Rymer said the significant milestone not only enhances connectivity and accessibility for visitors to the neighbouring island but also underscores the government’s dedication to bolstering tourism across the sister islands.

“The inclusion of foreign flights into Anegada signifies a strategic move to showcase the natural beauty and warm hospitality of the island, thereby attracting more visitors.” He added that granting access to international aircraft from key hubs like San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Martin, opens up new opportunities for the local businesses on Anegada to thrive.

The Minister also said the government is unwavering in its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of aviation safety and regulation to ensure a smooth and secure travel experience for all passengers.

“This initiative not only highlights our dedication to expanding air connectivity but also underscores our commitment to fostering economic growth in the Virgin Islands,” the Minister said.

The Natalio Wheatley administration has been doing work to improve airports across the territory. They are credited for inking a major deal with American Airlines, which is now servicing the territory with direct flights from the US mainland. The government is also developing plans to extend the runway at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and to improve the airport’s facilities.


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  1. Resident says:

    What about the flights from Colombia?

  2. vg resident says:

    How about opening the Virgin Gorda airport to private planes. I would love to land my plane at Virgin Gorda as we own a villa on Virgin Gorda and bought the plane because it could land at Virgin Gorda

  3. History says:

    Can someone remind me why it was closed to international flights in the first place and why it’s reopening is major news?

  4. Head coach flight plan says:

    Head coach confirmed he will be landing in Anegada on his way to Mexico.✈️

  5. Guest says:

    Key hubs like San Juan and St Thomas? What about hubs like Venezuela, Colombia and Santo Domingo?

  6. Spirit says:

    Does this mean there is an immigration officer on Anegada? Can boats also clear in?

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