interCaribbean Airways on Monday announced the introduction of twice-weekly flight to Tortola from Providenciales. Commencing May 3rd, flights to British Virgin Islands will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays via Santo Domingo.
The airline explained that the new service is designed especially for Caribbean Passport holders who are not in possession of a USA Visa. The service will enable them to visit BVI, bypassing San Juan or St Thomas, both of which are USA points of entry.
The airline’s 30-seater Embraer 120 aircraft will be employed on the route, adding to interCaribbean’s current nonstop flights from Beef Island to both San Juan and Antigua. Connectivity between Tortola to Santo Domingo will also be boosted.
Trevor Sadler, interCaribbean Chief Executive Officer said “Tortola is a great destination covering a wide range of tourist possibilities, especially for sailing, with quite possibly the largest sailing fleet world-wide. The BVI offers unique Islands, fabulous boutique resorts and exclusive villas. We are happy to be adding another destination to Tortola and removing the obstacles of a Turks & Caicos Passport Holder in visiting the BVI. Also for the BVI citizen the ability to now easily visit friends and family in the Turks & Caicos Islands has become so much easier.”