BVAirways, Inc. has received final British Virgin Islands’ government certification and approvals to begin providing scheduled airline service based out of Tortola-Beef Island Airport under the trade name BVI Airways.
BVI Airways anticipates beginning scheduled service in late February 2010. Pending their receiving landing rights and approvals at the destination airports, BVI Airways will provide service between the BVI and the gateway airports on St. Maarten and Antigua utilizing the pressurized and air conditioned BAe Systems Jetstream 32 jet-prop airliner. As a continuation of its Tortola – St Maarten flights, BVI Airways also plans to provide service between Dominica and St Maarten.
BVAirways Chief Operating Officer, Scott DeLacy commented, ‘In addition to our fares, our competitive edge will be schedules convenient for connecting to the major European airlines’ flights – no more day long waits at the airport. Not only will our service provide greater travel opportunities to the people of the BVI, but we also expect to have a very positive impact on the BVI economy by increasing the amount of airline seats for tourism into the BVI and making the trip to the BVI more attractive to tourists by the convenience of our schedule.’
BVAirways, Inc., a BVI corporation, was founded in 2009 for the sole purpose of creating an airline based in the British Virgin Islands. BVI Airways’ executive management has nearly 50 years of airline operational experience between them.