The US Virgin Islands will be welcoming new flights from the tri-state New York area this summer.
JetBlue Airways is launching a new route on July 1st between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Cyril King Airport (STT) on St. Thomas.
Flights will go on sale tomorrow.
According to the airline, the new service is the result of a new northeast alliance with American Airlines, through which JetBlue opened more than a dozen new markets in the New York City area with new destinations from both the airport LaGuardia (LGA) as well as LaGuardia Airport (LGA) will serve EWR.
The routes that span Newark to St. Thomas help maintain JetBlue’s position as the dominant airline player in the New York market .
JetBlue and American Airlines recently announced the start of the first phase of their new alliance to enable customers in New York and Boston to make more competitive choices.
« The Northeastern United States market is critical to our tourism sector and our Diaspora Virgin Islands communities, » said Joseph Boschulte, United States Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner, who announced the new flights ahead of an expected busy summer welcomed the travel season.
The Commissioner confirmed that demand for the US Virgin Islands remains strong as airlines introduce new services and increase flight frequencies.
Today Frontier Airlines has a new flight between Orlando and St. Thomas started and becomes Miami-St. Thomas is flying next month.
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