interCaribbean Airways increasing flights between San Juan, BVI
Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI)-based interCaribbean Airways announced Monday a major increase in air service between San Juan and BVI by commencing double daily services effective Dec. 19 as well as triple daily flights four times a week.
Trevor Sadler, interCaribbean CEO, said this new AM and PM services give the opportunity for business and leisure travelers in the BVI and Puerto Rico route to visit for a day, and be home in time for dinner.
These flights, operated by Embraer 120 aircraft, are the fastest turbo prop planes in its class, making it the quickest connection, Sadler added.
“Since we first began service into the San Juan to Tortola route, we have seen a steady increase in the demand for our flights. We are pleased to respond to this demand with significant increase in flights between two favorite islands and in addition to new daily flights from Tortola to Antigua,” Sadler said.
“The BVI Tourist Board is pleased that interCaribbean Airways is demonstrating its commitment to bring convenient air transportation to the region and applauds the airline’s recent decision to increase service to the BVI. The increase in service between the BVI and Antigua and the BVI and San Juan is welcome news as it will help address the challenge of airlift and accessibility to the destination,” British Virgin Islands Director of Tourism, Sharon Flax-Brutus, commented.
Based in the Turks & Caicos Islands, BVI, interCaribbean Airways operates a fleet of Embraer 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircraft to connect the Turks & Caicos with Antigua, Tortola, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Cuba.
The company also offers domestic flights in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay.