American Airlines and Caribbean regional carrier Seaborne
will resume flights to St. Croix on Thursday.
Meanwhile, commercial air service has resumed to Tortola in
the British Virgin Islands.
American service to St. Croix will operate daily from Miami,
and Seaborne flights will depart twice per day to St. Croix from its hub in San
The service resumption follows an announcement made by U.S.
Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp at a press briefing last Saturday that St.
Croix's hurricane-battered airport would open for commercial service Oct. 5. Multiple
Caribbean news outlets reported the announcement.
Mapp didn't say which other airlines would immediately
re-enter St. Croix, which was battered two weeks ago by Hurricane Maria.
Delta, JetBlue and propeller plane operator Cape Air also
serve St. Croix.
Commercial flights to Tortola resumed on Monday following
the closure of Terrance B. Lettsome Airport on Sept. 5 ahead of Hurricane Irma.
Cape Air is flying to Tortola three times daily from San
Juan. Leeward Islands carrier LIAT has also begun limited commercial service to
Tortola isn't served by major airlines except via