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June 2nd, 2023
VI route a ‘big next step’ to AA ‘expanding presence’ in Caribbean- AA Regional MD

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Described by the Regional Managing Director of American Airlines (AA) as “something that doesn’t happen very often”, two American Airlines direct commercial flights from Miami in the USA landed at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island on Thursday, June 1, 2023, signalling the start of the long-awaited direct flights from mainland USA to the [British] Virgin Islands.

June 1st, 2023
June 1, 2023 is a 'red-letter day’ for VI’s air transportation growth– Hon Rymer

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has called a ‘red letter day’ the official landing of the commercial direct flight from Miami to the Virgin Islands (VI) by American Airlines today, Thursday, June 1, 2023.

May 31st, 2023
Premier forecasts positive GDP impacts from AA’s Miami to VI service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is predicting positive impacts to the territory’s GDP as a result of direct flights from Miami to the Virgin Islands to commence on June 1, 2023, by American Airlines (AA).

May 25th, 2023
AA aircraft lands in VI on test flight

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- At 11:31 AM, today, Thursday, May 25, 2023, an American Airlines (AL) aircraft landed at Terrance B. Lettsome Airport on Beef Island as part of a test flight by the airline ahead of officially commencing direct flights from Miami to the [British] Virgin Islands on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

April 23rd, 2023
American Airlines to make test flight to VI May 23, 2023- Hon Kye M. Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- American Airlines is scheduled to make a test flight to the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) next month, ahead of commencing direct flights from Miami on June 1, 2023.

January 3rd, 2023
‘Let’s stop dilly-dallying & get the airport expanded’- Hon Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Making the point that the Virgin Islands (VI) must continue to invest in its ports to be able to reap maximum benefits to sustain the economy, Fourth District Representative and prominent entrepreneur Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool has urged his Unity Government to waste no more time in extending the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport runway on Beef Island.

October 13th, 2022
No morning flights on AA in USVI from Nov 4 through late March 2023


FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- Morning flights from American Airlines departing the US Virgin Islands will not be available beginning November 4, 2022, a casualty of the airline's decision announced in August to slash 31,000 flights, representing 16 percent of the carrier's schedule.


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