By the Caribbean Journal staff
The US Virgin Islands is looking to boost its airlift network in a big way.
USVI Governor Albert Bryan, Jr says a strong “aerial highway” was critically important to the territory’s future.
Bryan met this week with Delta Air Lines’ leadership team in Atlanta, joined by Tourism Commissioner Nominee Joseph Boschulte.
“We have been meeting and talking with airline officials since we took office, and this session here in Atlanta was no different – getting important feedback on the performance of routes into St. Croix and St. Thomas and giving our partners at Delta an update on our tourism rebound and recovery,” Bryan said.
He also pointed to the importance of growing airlift to St Croix.
“The St. Croix airport has been underutilized for years, so we are looking forward to exploring new ways to put people into seats to St. Croix,” he said.
St Croix has seen a strong uptick in air traffic so far this year, according to the Governor.
Of course, adding seats means ensuring the hotel room capacity to fill those seats, and Bryan said legislation would soon be introduced to attract investors to “new hotel and resort projects across the territory.”