Search Local News

Inaugural 34-seat flight lands in the VI PDF Print E-mail
Written by ERIC VOORHIS   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 16:50

Add this to your website
A 34-seat Seaborne Airlines plane touched down at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport for the first time on Tuesday afternoon.

A family gathers their luggage after taking the inaugural flight of The Spirit of the British Virgin Islands from San Juan on Tuesday. Photo: ERIC VOORHIS“It was a great flight,” said Steven Delamar, who captained The Spirit of the British Virgin Islands on its inaugural flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico. “We got under the cloud deck near St. Thomas and it was just beautiful Caribbean water.”

Members of the BVI Tourist Board, along with Denniston Fraser, managing director of the BVI Airport Authority, welcomed the 14 passengers and four-member crew as they arrived in the territory and exited onto the tarmac.

Just after landing, the plane was also greeted by two fire trucks on either side of the runway that shot off a water cannon salute to celebrate the new flight.

“We just thought we’d give them a good welcome with the water salute,” Mr. Fraser said, standing next to the plane. “This is the first time bringing passengers in on this particular type of aircraft, and we’re happy to have it here.”

See the March 28, 2013 edition for full coverage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:03

New group plans ‘exquisite’ boat show

Hoping to capitalise on the expanding interest in powerboats, a group of young people is organising a boat show on May 24 designed to draw visitors from across the region.

Read more

Customs commish explains challenges

With more than 34,000 vessels and 6,000 containers cleared, the Customs Department had a busy year

Read more

After bailout, T&T company raking in record profits

An insurance conglomerate that received a massive bailout from the Trinidad and Tobago

Read more

Business Briefs (Feb. 27, 2014)

Shipping Registry

The BVI Shipping Registry registered 287 new vessels in the Virgin Islands in 2013

Read more

Cops show off talents at variety show

“We are all affected by crime, whether it’s the police or civilians,” Police Constable Thelma Travenir told a gathering of nearly 150 people at the Road Town Police Station during the Police Week Variety Show on Saturday.

Read more

In their Words: Margaret Borde

Ms. Borde, a Lower Estate resident, worked in the civil service for 30 years.

Read more

Little League organisers call foul

The BVI Little League recently got under way at the Old Recreation Grounds, but organisers are unhappy that a handful of the league’s players are travelling to the United States Virgin Islands to compete.

Read more

Sports Briefs (Feb. 27, 2014)


On March 3, the territory will celebrate World Tennis Day.

Read more

Subscribe Ad


Copyright © 2016 The BVI Beacon. All Rights Reserved.