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‘Sky High’ lands inaugural Embraer E190 flight @ TB Lettsome Airport

- BVIAA MD Kurt A. G. Menal says flight speaks volumes about airline's confidence in local capacity
Dominican Republic-based Sky High Aviation Services today, September 14, 2022, landed its inaugural flight of the Embraer E190 airplane at the Terrance B. Lettsome airport on Beef Island in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) was at Terrance B. Lettsome Airport to welcome the inaugural flight to the Virgin Islands of Sky High's Embraer E190 airplane. Photo: VINO/File
Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) was at Terrance B. Lettsome Airport to welcome the inaugural flight to the Virgin Islands of Sky High's Embraer E190 airplane. Photo: VINO/File
BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Managing Director Kurt A. G. Menal Speaking to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) said the scheduled flight originated from the Dominican Republic and was the first time that the airline has used that particular model airline to service the local airport. Photo: Photo: Tntairports.com
BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Managing Director Kurt A. G. Menal Speaking to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) said the scheduled flight originated from the Dominican Republic and was the first time that the airline has used that particular model airline to service the local airport. Photo: Photo: Tntairports.com
BEEF ISLAND, VI - Dominican Republic-based Sky High Aviation Services today, September 14, 2022, landed its inaugural flight of the Embraer E190 airplane at the Terrance B. Lettsome airport on Beef Island in the [British] Virgin Islands.

BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Managing Director Kurt A. G. Menal, Speaking to Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), said the scheduled flight originated from the Dominican Republic and was the first time the airline has used that particular model aircraft to service the local airport.

“This actually speaks volumes of that airline’s confidence in the market and it pays a great compliment to the current capacity of our infrastructure,” Mr Menal further told VINO.

Several C'bean destinations served 

Sky High flies to several destinations in the region, including Anguilla, Martinique, Antigua, Santo Domingo, Aruba, Saint Maarten, Bonaire, Saint Kitts, Turtledove, Margarita Island, Curacao, Caracas in Venezuela and Guadeloupe.

Meanwhile, at the airport to witness the inaugural flight was the Acting Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), along with Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2).

Hon Rymer, in a video posted to social media, shared his excitement at the landing of the flight.

Hon Turnbull congratulated Hon Rymer for his Ministry's part in the airline operating in the VI and welcomed the airline and its servicing of the VI.

22 Responses to “‘Sky High’ lands inaugural Embraer E190 flight @ TB Lettsome Airport”

  • Just Sayin (14/09/2022, 20:50) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    good airline..crap website
  • Yup (14/09/2022, 21:19) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    The archery team could've used this
  • …………………….. (14/09/2022, 22:09) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    See vip jamming ndp Rob us of 7.2 mill
  • jetblue (14/09/2022, 22:21) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jetblue has a jet the same size as that jet so why not subsidies there airline
  • hello (14/09/2022, 22:29) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    well and good but where is the people airline: every one capitalize on the BVI Market financially except our own people: foreign investors comes in with their accommodations projects rakes in millions while our government could see about getting prospect reef up and fully functional; obtain direct income while education our people hands on about the hospitality industry: BVI Airways could have been flying some of those destinations but the plane got lost enroute to Beef Islands
    • @ Hello. Relax. (15/09/2022, 06:36) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      Airline / tourism access to the BVI is crucial. This a good start. We can add, and adjust as we go along. We need this..
      • @@ Hello (15/09/2022, 16:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        this country had its own air called Air BVI; just so you know…..down to the royal virgin island police force had its own aircraft


        the movement should be forward not backwards
        you keep the faith (i am 70 years so I know where we came from( so u relax
  • Jason (14/09/2022, 22:30) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations to Tortola!

    Finally they will have an airline respecting their passengers!
  • King Charles (15/09/2022, 04:24) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ok, this is good but we asked for direct flights to the US….
  • Mr. Hopeful. (15/09/2022, 06:24) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Next is the reintroduction of American Eagle/Airlines to the BVI. And fixing the roads.
  • This is excellent news.. (15/09/2022, 06:33) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    This sounds like the perfect replacement for Liat.. Lord I just hope they are serious and reliable... We had enough airline stress. Hope this the help we need. Now I can fly the Caribbean in comfodt at a god rate...
  • bvibuzz (15/09/2022, 08:10) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I ready for a flight to Miami mehson
  • Lord (15/09/2022, 10:04) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    I think someone should tell the persons holding a BVI passport that even if direct flights to the the US were available they'd all have to go and get a US visa now, because you won't have the convenience of the agreement between the USVI & BVI.
  • good (15/09/2022, 12:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A good route would be, BVI to DR to miami and back. Wotk on it. Please help themcto get the necessar clearance for miami.
  • Where Is The Rest (15/09/2022, 13:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    What about the damage they caused to the Private Jet Window; shattering it...
  • JetBlast (15/09/2022, 22:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shattered Richard Branson private jet window......the plane was supposed to stay to the far end....also the aircraft need to turn that blast to the dock side rather than where the fuel is being stored at the airport.....y’all please think and plan to prevent disaster.
  • EAST END GUY (20/09/2022, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    HEAR ME OUT ..... THIS IS GREAT, Because DR has more offerts than Puerto Rico to fly to USA and Europe or may be Latin America, they have another airline called ARAJET that is traveling from DR to all over.


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