Road Town, Tortola – BVI Airways is pleased to announce that the United States De-partment of Transportation has granted the airline economic authority to operate nonstop flights from New York City to the British Virgin Islands. Flight time from JFK airport to EIS/Tortola would be approximately 3:45, putting travel time on a par with flights to San Juan, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic, and just slightly longer than the Bahamas. Until now, travelers to the BVI had to fly to San Juan and then connect to smaller, propeller-driven aircraft for the final leg to Tortola, or fly to St. Thomas and then transfer to a ferry over to the BVI. BVIA’s convenient nonstop flights from NY would dramatically reduce the travel time by a minimum of 40%.
The airline is now evaluating when it will begin scheduled flights out of JFK. Additionally, the carrier has received authority to operate nonstop flights to Orlando, Florida. Jerry Willoughby, President and CEO of BVI Airways stated, “We look forward to the opportunity to bring more guests to the BVI from this major international gateway to discover this vaca-tion paradise. Additionally, connecting the financial capital of the world directly with the BVI will offer tremendous benefits to the professional and financial communities at both ends of the flights.”
The airline is also expecting to formally announce in the coming days the commencement of BVIA’s initial flight from Miami to Tortola – the first regularly scheduled nonstop flights from the U.S. to the BVI in history.
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