Posted on: January 31, 2011
American adds USVI service
American Airlines will increase nonstop service from Miami to St. Croix and St. Thomas, effective June 10.
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The carrier will up its service to St. Croix to two daily nonstops and increase its St. Thomas service to three daily nonstops from Miami, up from two.
Tourism officials said the the move signifies the highest airlift growth on American to any Caribbean destination except San Juan and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
"As the region faces diminished service on American from Puerto Rico, it is encouraging that the carrier is ensuring continued service to the USVI from its Miami hub," said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
The carrier announced last fall it would suspend flights between San Juan and five U.S. gateways (Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington Dulles and Tampa) and from San Juan to Santo Domingo on April 6. American also said it would add a daily flight from both Miami and New York to San Juan.
Also, American Eagle will scrap flights from San Juan to six Caribbean destinations on April 6.