For the first time since the 1980s, access to the British Virgin Islands (B.V.I.) is getting much easier with daily nonstop service from Miami to Beef Island/Tortola, via American Airlines beginning June 1. The 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.
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 B.V.I.. 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.