Return Service Windward Islands Airways

British Virgin Islands (BVI) Welcomes Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) Back to Tortola
Twice Daily Service Between St. Maarten and Tortola. British Virgin Islands

Tortola. British Virgin Islands. December 13, 2013 – Starting Sunday December 15th, Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR) will commence double daily service between Beef Island (EIS) and St. Maarten (SXM).  The airline will operate 19-seater de Havilland Twin Otter aircrafts into the British Virgin Islands on the following schedule:

SXM-EIS Departs 11:35 AM Arrives 12:20

EIS-SXM Departs 12:40 PM Arrives 13:30

SXM-EIS Departs 16:55 PM Arrives 17:40

EIS-SXM Departs 18:00 PM Arrives 18:50

The return of Windward Islands Airways to the BVI will increase capacity to the BVI by an additional 13,000 seats per year and provides excellent connections for passengers travelling from the US and Europe via St. Maarten. WINAIR currently has interline agreements with most of the major US carriers flying into St. Maarten making the transfer of passengers seamless. The WINAIR flights are bookable through the Global Distribution System (GDS).

“We are very pleased to welcome the Windward Islands Airways service to the British Virgin Islands. WINAIR’s flight schedule between St. Maarten and Tortola is an addition to the growing list of travel options available to our visitors.” said Sharon Flax-Mars, Director of Tourism. “We continue to work with the airlines to make the BVI more accessible to travelers and to ensure that travel connections from our major source markets are efficient and effortless.”

“We at WINAIR are very happy to be recommencing service to the BVI. This is just the start of the long partnership that we plan to develop with the BVI. Over the next few months we may start using the ATR 42 (48-seater) on this route. This will offer even more seats between our two islands. We are looking at the connectivity with Copa Airlines and should be in a position to offer round-trip connectivity very soon. This new service will also offer residents of the BVI more accessibility to St. Maarten where there has been a long shopping history,” said Michael Cleaver, President & CEO of Windward Islands Airways.

About Windward Island Airways International (Winair):

Windward Islands Airways International N.V. better known as WINAIR is a Government owned regional airline and was founded in 1961. The airline operates 3 de Havilland Twin-Otter aircraft in the low season and 5 de Havilland Twin-Otter aircraft in the high Season. Windward Islands Airways has provided safe and efficient air transportation in the Caribbean for 53 years.

WINAIR offers daily connections from its main gateway, Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten to the islands of Saba. St. Eustatius. St. Barth. Nevis and St. Kitts and starting December 15th to Tortola.

It has interline partners with 14 airlines from North America. South America. Europe and the Caribbean, giving WINAIR greater depth and reach as well as giving the passengers greater access to the destinations with value added services such as checked through baggage. WINAIR also provides charter services to most Islands in the North Eastern Caribbean and offers Cargo and Quickpac service to all its destinations.

The WINAIR team of approximately 130 employees is continuously involved in training to ensure the highest level of safety and proficiency is delivered. With hundreds of years of combined experience in aviation, our entire WINAIR team is committed to your comfort and safety every step of the way.

About the British Virgin Islands

1 Return Service Windward Islands Airways (WINAIR) to the British Virgin Islands

An archipelago comprised of 60 islands and cays, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located 80 kilometers east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Road Town, located in Tortola, is the British Virgin Island’s capital.

The BVI is renowned as a destination for sailing, diving and snorkeling. The Territory’s vast topography provides unique opportunities for hiking, outdoor adventure and sustainable tourism.

The BVI is home to many famous attractions that include The Baths on Virgin Gorda, the Wreck of the Rhone off the coast of Salt Island, The Caves off the coast of Norman Island, the flamingoes on Anegada, White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke, Sage Mountain on Tortola.

Despite its status as a United Kingdom territory, the BVI uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency.

The BVI Tourist Board invites everyone to experience the seduction of our pristine and exquisite home. For more information on all that BVI has to offer, visit www.bvitourism.com