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December 31st, 2019
New aircraft to begin flights from DR to VI by January 4, 2020- BVIAA

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Direct flights between Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Beef Island in the [British] Virgin Islands with the Embraer 145 aircraft will be available as of January 4, 2020, according to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA).

December 20th, 2019
Airbus a318, largest commercial plane lands @ TB Lettsome Airport

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Airlift history was created in the Virgin Islands today, December 20, 2019 when the largest commercial plane to the Territory touched down at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

May 1st, 2019
American & United Airlines increase airlift to USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – According to the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, demand for travel to the US Virgin Islands is surging.

April 18th, 2018
NDP rejected local aviation investor for foreign, $7.2M down the drain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many local and indigenous residents continue to claim that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) does not treat local residents fairly.

March 6th, 2018
'BVI Airways sold their planes!' - Hon Fahie; Wants CoI into agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public will remember that the government of the day invested some $7.2M into BVI Airways that has yet to begin direct flights from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island to Miami International Airport in Florida, USA.

February 26th, 2018
If you do nothing else for BVI, bring direct flights - Morley to Branson

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- There was loud applause and cheers of agreement when Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation Julia E. Morley challenged British billionaire and Virgin Islands’ Belonger Sir Richard C.N. Branson to bring direct flights to the Virgin Islands.

January 15th, 2018
‘I want my $7M back’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the National Democratic Party Government allotting a third of the total hurricane recovery funds, approximately 250 million, to the airport expansion project, many are again wondering what happened to the $7.2M of tax payers’ money already invested in BVI Airways for direct flights from Miami in the United States of America (US) to the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 14th, 2017
Where are the BVI Airways' planes? Premier Smith doesn't know

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During the House of Assembly (HoA) on November 13, 2017 at the Ritter House on Wickham's Cay II, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative, grilled the Minister of Finance and Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) as to where the two BVI Airways planes are located and the position of the deal made between BVI Airways and his government.

July 23rd, 2017
$7.2M to BVI Airways is 'not a big deal'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many critics of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the decision to give BVI Airways $7.2M for direct flights from Miami International Airport in the United States of America to Terrance B. International Airport on Beef Island have been up in arms over the pay-out, former Leader of the Opposition and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is making no big deal about it.

July 20th, 2017
2 days later Premier fires back @ BVI Airways; ‘We did our part’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public embarrassment and war between the bankrupt BVI Airways and the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) Administration continues.

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