American Airlines Launches Inaugural Flight to British Virgin Islands
American Airlines made its inaugural flight from Miami to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on Thursday, June 1st, 2023.
The flight was met with fanfare at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, with a large gathering of locals and vendors present to welcome the passengers on board.
The arrival was decorated with stilt walkers, a band, students, police presence, a motorcade on the airport runway, and representatives of the BVI Tourist Board.
There were also local residents in BVI cultural wear and a showcase of authentic local cuisine and items.
Initially, American Airlines was only scheduled to do one flight to the BVI on June 1st, but due to high demand, two inaugural flights were added to the schedule.
Two flights are also scheduled for June 3rd, 9th, 16th, and 30th.
BVI News photographer Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson was there to capture the historic event.
This news article provides a straightforward and informative description of the inaugural American Airlines flight from Miami to the BVI on June 1st, 2023, highlighting the event's fanfare and the various parties and individuals who were present to welcome the passengers on board.