As reported in the SMN Network, Regional Jet Express has announced jet service starting October 18th, when the company will become the only jet operator in the Caribbean.
Regional Jet Express’ Fairchild Dornier 328 jets will serve Dominica, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Regional Jet Express will add Cuba and Haiti to this list of island destinations in the future, using non-U.S. registered aircraft for these two countries.
The Fairchild Dornier 328 jet is the world’s first 32-seat regional jet, and was adapted from Dornier’s 328 turbo-propeller plane. The fuel-efficient, wide body twin turbofan-powered Fairchild Dornier 328 jet features:
* A spacious cabin that offers two seats on one side and one on the other, and ample cabin height (headroom) of 6 feet, two inches
* A whisper quiet ride unlike noisy turbo-propeller planes that fly in the Caribbean region
* Cutting-edge technology that allows the 328 jet to climb fast (3,690 feet per minute) and land on short runways; its state-of-the-art cockpit has the same instrumentation as a Boeing 777
* A seating capacity of 32 to 34
* An upper altitudinal limit (flight ceiling) of 35,000 feet
* A high-winged design that enables excellent views because the wings and engines are positioned above the windows
The Wyoming-based Regional Jet Express will have a satellite office in St. Croix, USVI. Contact the Regional Jet Express call centre at 1-767 440-7184 Monday through Thursday from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 7:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m for flight/reservations information.