San Juan, PR (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
Cape Air continues its growth in the Caribbean by adding non-stop service between St. Thomas and Tortola. Beginning on December 16, daily flights will depart St. Thomas at 2:30 p.m. and arrive in Tortola at 2:50 p.m. Daily flights will depart from Tortola at 12:40 p.m. and arrive in St. Thomas at 12:55 pm. Passengers can book their reservations now on capeair.com or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR (284-495-2100 in the BVI).
“Cape Air offered non-stop service between St. Thomas and Tortola until December of last year. However, increased recent demand sparked considerable local interest in the route’s reinstatement. The local USVI and BVI communities both requested the return of the service between St. Thomas and Tortola, and it is our pleasure to honor that request,” said Linda Markham, President of Cape Air. “It is very important for us to be able to listen to the suggestions of our passengers and the communities we serve and respond to meet those needs,” she added.
Cape Air has been offering daily frequent flights since 1998 throughout the Caribbean. With its Caribbean hub in San Juan, Cape Air operates more than 100 daily flights to St. Thomas, St. Croix, Tortola, Vieques, Mayaguez, Anguilla and Nevis. It also offers non-stop service between St. Croix and Vieques, and now St. Thomas and Tortola.
“This is wonderful news! Cape Air has been a great partner to The British Virgin Islands and their added service between St. Thomas and Tortola will be a great addition. The British Virgin Islands is thrilled that Cape Air has positioned itself to service our gateway from St. Thomas and provide a seamless connection for our guests,” said Sharon Flax-Mars, Director of Tourism for the British Virgin Islands.
"The reinstatement of this service between the US and British Virgin Islands is excellent news for both destinations. The additional lift helps to promote travel amongst us for both locals and visitors,” said USVI Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson Doty.
About Cape Air
Now in its 24th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 750,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, Florida, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of seventy-four Cessna 402s and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 850 flights per day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines and American Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest. In Micronesia Cape Air operates as United Express. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air’s unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI,* has earned the airline accolades as ‘Best Airline’ on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf was recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award.