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Brantley: SVG Air “Very Keen” on Adding Service to Nevis

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 11, 2013

Above: an SVG plane in the Grenadines (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Vincent and the Grenadines-based SVG Air is “very keen” on adding service to Nevis, according to Nevis Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Mark Brantley.

The Nevis Island Administration official, speaking after an announcement that LIAT would be suspending its flights from Antigua to Nevis, said in a government release that he had held discussions with SVG on potentially taking over that route.

Brantley said he had a “lengthy conversation” with the Chief Executive Officer of SVG Air and that SVG “are very keen on coming in to serve Nevis and do that Antigua/Nevis bridge for us.”

SVG’s flies across the Caribbean but primarily around the islands of the Grenadines chain.

“We are looking for long term partnerships,” said Brantley, who urged Nevisians to resume using the island’s airport. “We are not just looking for somebody to come in for the six weeks. We are looking for long term partnerships with airlines, to serve our people into and out of Antigua; into and out of St. Maarten; into and out of San Juan, Puerto Rico.”

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