Phoenix Airways, an inter-Caribbean airline based in St. Kitts, plans to launch scheduled service Aug. 6.

The airline will fly from St. Kitts to several destinations, including Aruba, Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Operations throughout the Caribbean will expand in October when flights to San Juan, St. Croix and St. Thomas are slated to begin.

The carrier does not bill itself as a discount airline. The roundtrip promotional fare, for example, from St. Kitts to Barbados is $389, according to its website.

Phoenix Airways has a fleet of four aircraft, including a King Air (nine seats), a Beech 1900 (19 seats), an Embraer 120ER (30 seats) and a 737 (141 seats).

The carrier plans to use the 737 for flights to Miami and New York starting in January, although no official plans have been filed for those routes, according to a reservations agent at the St. Kitts headquarters.

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