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Friday, July 18, 2014

New Air Service Between Antigua and BVI

As of November 1, there will be a new air service between Antigua and the British Virgin Islands (BVI)



Premier of the British territory, Dr Orlando Smith, told the BVI Beacon the flights on VI Airlink will run twice weekly – Saturdays and Sundays.

The government in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has reportedly struck a deal to subsidize them.

There will be a subsidy, which we are at the moment discussing, because it is important when you are starting up a service such as that, that there be some support in the initial stages; and that is what we will be doing. I cannot give you the quantum; I can tell you that we are discussing some assistance which is necessary for this kind of start-up service,” Smith told BVI press.

Smith said the flights by would allow European visitors to get to the BVI by connecting through Antigua. Press in the BVI said the deal was struck after concerns about poor service by LIAT.

Meanwhile, Dominican-based airline, Hummingbird Air, has applied to operate flights between St Croix in the USVI and Dominica via St Maarten after the Antigua-based LIAT discontinued flights on that route. Source: The Daily Observer

Happy Travels,
Linda