South America and Caribbean

interCaribbean Launches New Tortola flights

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interCaribbean Airways

interCaribbean Airways announced new schedule services from Tortola to five new cities this winter season, making 22 cities served.

New services will begin from February 1, 2018 with nonstop flights from Tortola’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport to St. Thomas, St. Croix, Sint Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport, Dominica and a one stop service to Castries, St Lucia, continuing from Dominica.

Today interCaribbean provides nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan, and Santo Domingo, with same day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.

“We believe interCaribbean is the first schedule airline to offer 7 nonstop destinations from the British Virgin Islands,” said Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean. “Our planned connections current and new are designed to minimize layover times.”

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

“The plan to connect the Caribbean and the wider international market continues to grow and is coming along nicely,” said Mr. Gardiner. “There are now 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, Dominican Republic.

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