VI Airlink will soon be providing a regular commuter service between the BVI and Antigua in time for the upcoming tourist season, Premier Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith announced at a press conference on June 26.
The BVI Leader disclosed that the service will start in time for the Winter season and will connect major airlines out of Europe. He said that this commuter service is now on GDS, a global airline reservation system, which means that agents around the world and in key markets will now be able to book flights to and from the Territory. Premier Smith explained that Antigua was found to be a more convenient hub for European travelers and explained that the service decreases reliance on LIAT.
He added: “This is great news for our tourism industry, as it will make it much easier for our visitors coming from and through London, to get here.”
Word of VI Airlink’s commuter service was first mentioned by Premier Smith at a press conference in August 30 last year following complaints about LIAT’s poor service, and the then approaching tourist season.