InterCaribbean Airways has added another flight to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, making travel easier for Caribbean nationals without a US Visa.
The new flight will fly to Tortola via Santo Domingo from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, every Wednesday and Saturday effective May 3.
According to the airline, Caribbean passport holders will next month be able to visit BVI, bypassing San Juan or St Thomas as the USA points of entry.
The service adds to interCaribbean’s non-stop flights from Beef Island, connected by bridge to Tortola in the BVI, to San Juan and Antigua, allowing increased connectivity for Tortola to Santo Domingo. The company will be engaging the service of a 30-seater Embraer 120 aircraft.
“We are happy to be adding another destination to Tortola and removing the obstacles of a Turks & Caicos passport holder in visiting the BVI,” interCaribbean Chief Executive Officer Trevor Sadler said in a release.
“Also, for the BVI citizen the ability to visit friends and family in the Turks & Caicos Islands has become so much easier.”
As part of regional expansion plans, interCaribbean Airways last year introduced a non-stop weekly service from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Before that the carrier began offering flights originating from Kingston to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of its move to cross-link the Caribbean.
According to the company, the flight routes increases the air link offered by the carrier in each direction with “faster flight and improved connections”.
The interCaribbean airline currently connects passengers to Providenciales, Grand Turk and South Caicos in Turks & Caicos. It also provides connections to Nassau, Bahamas; Puerto Plata, Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince in Haiti; and Kingston and Montego Bay Jamaica.