NEW YORK -- American Airlines decided it will follow through with
the service cutbacks for the U.S. Virgin Islands that it warned it
would implement when the Virgin Islands Port Authority instituted a
25% increase in airport landing and passenger fees Feb. 1.
Nine flights from American's Boston and New York schedules will
be cut in April as will 31 flights from the same markets from May
In other developments, US Airways will add a Saturday flight
from Charlotte, N.C., to St. Croix March 15. The carrier currently
flies daily between Charlotte and St. Thomas.