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February 6th, 2016
NDP paid $500,000 of taxpayers $$ to defunct BVI Airways; another $2M on its way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the treasury empty, as confirmed by the Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith in an answer to a question posed by senior Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on February 4, 2016 and with local vendors owed millions of dollars, the NDP Government has already paid $500,000.00 of taxpayers' money of the $7 Million promised to BVI Airways.

February 3rd, 2016
Government subsidising BVI Airways from its own funds – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith confirmed that the Government of the VI will be making its investment of $7 million into BVI Airways from the Government coffers.

January 17th, 2016
‘BVI Airways’ outstanding landing fees will be dealt with’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site had first and accurately reported on January 11, 2016 that BVI Airways, which Government was seeking to subsidise, had owed monies to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) prior to discontinuing its service at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport in 2014. And, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, monies owed by BVI Airways for landing fees to the BVIAA will be dealt with and have not been written off.

January 14th, 2016
‘New air access will attract more financial services to VI’ – Julien N. Johnson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Executive Director of BVI Finance Julien N. Johnson has described as critical the reality of direct air access to and from the Virgin Islands from Miami, Florida, USA, calling the development a welcomed one for the financial services sector whose personnel need such direct access.

January 12th, 2016
Govt pumps $7M in subsidies into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just as first and accurately reported by this news site, Government today January 12, 2016 announced direct flights to and from Miami, Florida, USA, through a joint venture between the Government of the VI and BVI Airways which will see some $7 million of taxpayer dollars pumped into it as part of a three-year agreement.

January 11th, 2016
Gov't to subsidise new airline with direct flights to Miami!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in 2010 that BVI Airways began operations in the Virgin Islands with the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island as its Headquarters.

February 12th, 2014
Haiti’s Sunrise Airways, BVI Airways Sign Operations Agreement

Caribbean Journal

The Port-au-Prince-based carrier announced that it had signed a Sub-service Flight Agreement with Tortola-based BVI Airways, meaning it will operate BVI Airways flights from Tortola to Dominica and St Maarten while a BVI Airways plane undergoes scheduled maintenance checks and refurbishment in the United States.

June 25th, 2013
Stranded BVI Airways passengers complain of being 'misled'

BEEF ISLAND, VI - A number of passengers booked with BVI Airways to depart the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island on a 8:10 A.M. flight to Dominica on June 24, 2013 were left stranded after the aircraft reportedly developed mechanical problems.

May 8th, 2013
CJRP TRAVEL announces new route to Antigua

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- CJRP TRAVEL, in partnership with BVI Airways, has announced that its first flight between Tortola and Antigua via Anguilla and St Kitts will commence on Friday, May 24, 2013.

April 18th, 2012
Premier: Airport expansion will not happen like tomorrow!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acknowledging that the expansion of the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport will not happen anytime soon, Premier Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith has outlined his Government’s plans to increase effective airlift to the Territory with “positive” discussions being held with airlines for increased and direct flights to the Virgin Islands.

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