Delta Air Lines has launched its newest Caribbean route, with its first flights between Minneapolis-St Paul and St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The new route is operating three times each week, with flights on and Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, according to Delta’s Web site.
The first flights to St Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport touched down last week.
“Airlift expansion is an important part of our marketing strategy, and it was our pleasure to welcome the inaugural Delta flight from Minneapolis to St Thomas,” said US Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boshculte.
Even amid the current challenges for the global tourism industry, the US Virgin Islands has been seeing an airlift expansion.
In the fall, JetBlue Airways launched a new route from New York to St Thomas, while United Airlines launched a new route from Newark to St Thomas in September, among other new additions.
St Croix, too, is seeing new airlift from a number of carriers.
The US Virgin Islands is currently open for tourism; you can find more on the territory’s entry protocols here.
For more, visit Delta Air Lines.