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interCaribbean cancels St Thomas and St Croix planned operations

InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

interCaribbean Airways has advised the Caribbean traveling public that planned services to St Thomas and to St Croix are canceled.

The airline continued;

interCaribbean has been working for some months to have the USVI filings process completed, for which it is not possible to manage simultaneously with the setup of all other operations in parallel.  Such has been the process, that other requirements to setup at the airports are unable to be advanced without this completed.

interCaribbean over a month ago deployed an additional aircraft to Tortola in readiness for these flights but given the unusually lengthy processes to get to a starting point, it has become clear that the approval process and our priorities are not aligned.  interCaribbean will now redeploy the aircraft into other operations and growth opportunities.  We operate in 13 countries and have not faced the prolonged or protracted challenges of setting up an operation timely in any country.  We wish to acknowledge we have seen the full cooperation from the CPB (Customs and Border Protection) and the TSA (Transport Security Administration) Agencies in receiving their early and timely approvals for both St Thomas and St Croix.

A key element at any new city served is selecting a partner handling company. In the case of the USVI, we are confronted with handling costs that are three to four times the norm across our entire network of cities.  We simply will not pay such outrageous prices.  We cannot expect to have to double our everyday affordable low airfares to compensate, for we will not see support from the traveling public.

Given the work necessary to make these cities a viable destination with airfares for which we have become known, we have elected to postpone until the winter season of this year 2018 and give time and opportunity to consider other options to create effective partner handling, and for all authorities to take all the time needed.  Should we find a satisfactory point.  We will update the traveling public as we move forward and keep you appraised.

Copyright Photo: InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

InterCaribbean Airways to fly to Cuba from Providenciales

InterCaribbean Airways Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 929340.

InterCaribbean Airways (Providenciales), the official airline of the Turks and Caicos Islands, announced its new twice-weekly route from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) starting on December 10.

Services to Havana, Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), Cuba, are slated to start in early 2016.

These new flights expands the airline’s total list of destinations to 18 cities throughout the Caribbean, making interCaribbean the best choice for “connecting you and the Caribbean”.

With increased air services from USA and Canada and the recent addition of a second London frequency by British Airways to Providenciales, this service provides timely international connections to this new service and allowing additional island choices for the vacation traveler to combine several Islands. It is Ideal for People to People travelers ready to visit the culture of Cuba.

The company operates a fleet of EMB-120 Brasilia (above), Twin Otter and Beech 99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. It operates domestic flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands and Jamaica. International services link Jamaica to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico.

Copyright Photo: Andy Cripps/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia VQ-TBC (msn 120283) arrives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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