For the first time since the 1980s, access to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is getting much more accessible with daily nonstop service from Miami to Beef Island/ Tortola, via American Airlines beginning June 1. The game-changing three-hour flight eliminates the need for travelers to connect in Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, getting them to the stunning Territory with ample time to enjoy their final destination, whether chartering a yacht or staying in a luxury villa, resort, or private island escape.
“As the first nonstop flight from the U.S. in decades, this is a monumental opportunity to bring more North American travelers to the crystal-clear waters of our beloved island destination,” said Clive McCoy, Director of Tourism, British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission. “We have one of the most beautiful collections of isles and cays anywhere in the world and look forward to offering our new and returning visitors an assortment of experiences in The Sailing Capital of the World.”
New Nonstop Flight Service
In a much anticipated decision to expand air service between the U.S. and the BVI, American Airlines will commence roundtrip nonstop daily flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) on June 1. The airlift will run through August 14 and restart in November after the fall low season. The new air service is expected to bring in an estimated 2,128 monthly passengers to the BVI.
Daily flights from Miami to Beef Island will depart at 10:07 a.m. and arrive at 1:06 p.m. Return flights will depart at 1:47 p.m. and arrive at 4:25 p.m.