Department Of Tourism Announces Additional Flight Service To The Territory

Weekly US Airways service from Boston is the latest addition to fall/winter schedule

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, September 16, 2009 – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has received commitments from US Airways for new, weekly non-stop service from Boston’s Logan International Airport to St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport. The service represents a new route for the carrier, which will operate on Saturdays beginning December 19, 2009 through April 23, 2010 using the A319 aircraft. The flights are now available for sale at USAirways.com and all other US Airways ticketing outlets.

This new service follows recent commitments from American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for additional non-stop service to both the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix and the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas to commence later this year.

In June, American Airlines shared plans to increase service to St. Croix, from seven to 10 flights departing weekly from Miami.  Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines announced the launch of daily non-stop service to St. Croix from Atlanta (up from four flights per week); as well as an increase in service to St. Thomas from Atlanta of up to four flights daily (up to 26 flights per week), and daily service to St. Thomas from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York.

The additional service on both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will commence in December 2009. For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com. When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel—including on-line check-in—making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever.  As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.