The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines daily flight between Miami and St. Croix next summer.
Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte reported that between June 4, 2020 and Aug. 17, 2020, the Dallas carrier will operate a third daily flight, utilizing a 172-seat Boeing 737 aircraft.
American Airlines flight 2531 will depart Miami at 10:35 a.m., arriving St. Croix at 1:14 p.m., while the return flight departs St. Croix at 1:59 p.m., arriving Miami at 5:10 p.m.
The other two flights depart Miami at 12:05 p.m. and 5:35 p.m., and leave St. Croix at 3:29 p.m. and 8 a.m. (the following day), respectively.
Commissioner Boschulte said the expansion in airlift dovetails seamlessly with the department’s efforts to increase stakeholder support for its long-term strategy to “strengthen demand for St. Croix by developing a distinctive brand for the island.”
American Airlines will serve the Miami-St. Croix market with three daily flights for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 30-Dec. 2), a welcome boost in holiday seats for “The Big Island.”
American also extended Charlotte-St. Croix flights from Saturday-only to daily during the peak Christmas period (Dec. 18-24; Dec. 26-30, 2019; and Jan. 1-6, 2020).
Boschulte thanked American for its commitment to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and he underscored that the department will work closely with the airline to ensure the new flight is successful.