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BVI Airways To Launch Tortola-Miami Service

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BVI Airways To Launch Tortola-Miami Service

BVI Airways To Launch Tortola-Miami Service
June 30
08:35 2017

MIAMI – The Miami International Airport (MIA) announced yesterday that BVI Airways will launch a nonstop service from Tortola, British Virgin Islands to Miami on July 22, 2017.

“We look forward to welcoming BVI Airways and its new route to MIA,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “The Tortola route reinforces our position as the Gateway of the Americas, with more flights to Latin and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport.”

The two weekly service will be on Saturdays and Sundays on a BAe Avro 146 RJ100 aircraft. Tortola will also be MIA’s 40th Caribbean destination with nonstop service.

This is not the first time MIA receives a nonstop service from the Beef Island. Back in 1986, British Caribbean Airways launched this route, operated by a BAe-146. The service began in summer season but the demand was not as expected by the carrier; BCA ceased operations later that year.

British Caribbean Airways

British Caribbean Airways. Credits: Jeff Rakin-Lowe/SIRIUS.

The addition of BVI Airways continues MIA’s air service growth. This year seven other international passenger airlines have already either commenced or scheduled service launches in 2017:

  • Volaris began four weekly flights to Guadalajara and daily service to Mexico City on February 1.
  • First Air began charter passenger flights on February 4 from Ontario.
  • WOW Air launched thrice-weekly service to Reykjavík, Iceland on April 5.
  • Avianca Brazil began daily service to Sao Paulo on June 24.
  • Aer Lingus will launch three weekly flights to Dublin, Ireland on September 1.
  • SAS will begin weekly service to Stockholm, Sweden on October 29.
  • And EL AL Israel Airlines will begin three weekly flights from Tel Aviv on November 1.

In the last 12 months, MIA also had the largest gain of new international routes among all U.S. airports, according to a study performed by industry analyst Airline Network News and Analysis (Anna.aero). MIA tied with Los Angeles International Airport for top place in the U.S., with a net gain of 10 new international routes between May 2016 and May 2017.

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