For Immediate Release

Source: United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

Contact:

Luana Wheatley, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism + 1 340 774-8784
lawheatley@usvitourism.vi

Bevan Springer, Marketplace Excellence + 1 201 861-2056
bevan@marketplaceexcellence.com

St. Croix will welcome additional flights this winter.

SEABORNE, CAPE AIR TO INCREASE FLIGHTS TO ST. CROIX

ST. CROIX (December 16, 2018) – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has embarked on a marketing initiative with Seaborne Airlines and Cape Air to promote new flights between San Juan and St. Croix, helping to meet the demand for travel to the island this winter season.

On Seaborne Airlines, the San Juan-St. Croix route will see an increase from two to three daily flights beginning on December 20, 2018. Then, on January 8, 2019, Seaborne will increase its frequency from three flights to six daily flights.

In January, Cape Air will start ramping up its operations to an average of six daily flights between San Juan and St. Croix, increasing the number of seats by about 50 percent.

The additional flights during the peak winter season will more than compensate for the 100 seats lost with the discontinuation of daily JetBlue Airways service effective January 8, 2019.

While passengers will no longer be able to fly to St. Croix on JetBlue’s aircraft, flights can be booked via JetBlue through its codeshare relationships with both Seaborne and Cape Air.

The Department also announced it would be increasing its marketing of LIAT flights to St. Thomas with connections over Antigua.