New Nonstop Flights to Puerto Rico

US-based Allegiant Air has launched nonstop service to Puerto Rico from three airports: Orlando, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. It’s just a short hop from Puerto Rico to the BVI…

The flights began operating on Dec. 14.

“Allegiant’s arrival in Puerto Rico continues to strengthen the island’s position as the hub of the Caribbean by increasing flight options and schedules available to those looking for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation,” said Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “We are confident that this new alliance with Allegiant Air will continue to stimulate demand for travel to the island and open new markets both in the US and abroad.”

“We are very pleased to begin our first flights to the Caribbean via San Juan from three major cities in the United States,” said Jude Brincket, chief operating officer at Allegiant. “Puerto Rico is a very popular destination among travelers and we anticipate that the new nonstop service will be in high demand.”

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There’s a New Way to Fly to Tortola

Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways is significantly expanding its service to Tortola.

The carrier will be launching two daily flights between San Juan and Tortola’s Beef Island International Airport beginning Dec. 19.

Four days per week, the carrier will operate triple flight service, for a total of 18 flights each week.

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Iberia Returns to Puerto Rico

Pueto Rico FLightsSpanish carrier Iberia has officially returned to Puerto Rico.

The company launched its first direct flight to the island in more than three years this weekend.

Iberia will be operating three weekly direct flights to Puerto Rico this summer, with round trip flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

 

The service will run through October and the flights are being operated on Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

From Puerto Rico it’s just a short hop to the British Virgin Islands…

Iberia becomes the latest European carrier to launch service to the island, following a successful launch of Norwegian flights to the island out of London.

St Maarten-based carrier flights to Antigua and BVI

Caribbean airline WINAIR is embarking on a major expansion push, the carrier announced this week.

In its initial push, the St Maarten-based carrier has announced plans to increase frequency of flights to St Kitts, Nevis and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

The company is also adding two new destinations to its network: San Juan and Antigua.

The company additionally announced the acquisition of a fifth DHC-6-300 aircraft “which will expand our fleet and charter business within the north-eastern Caribbean,” the company said in a statement.

WINAIR’s Tortola flights will resume daily operation Dec. 15, with the addition of a midday flight and a total of six frequencies per week.

The St Kitts and Nevis flights will mean splitting St Kitts and Nevis flights to single direct flights, operating five times weekly and operating two days a week as combined flights, both of which will begin Nov. 30.

In December, WINAIR will add a daily midday frequency from St Maarten to St Kitts and Nevis.

Beginning Nov, 28, WINAIR and its partner, Air Antilles, will launch service to San Juan on ATR-500 aircraft; St Maarten-Antigua flights will launch begin with daily service, seven days a week starting Dec. 15.