By Cathy O'Gara on 13th November, 2013


U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (November 12, 2013) – The U.S. Virgin Islands next month will start benefiting from more flights out of the New York and Atlanta gateways.

USVI Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty previously announced the debut of daily flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas from December 15, 2013 to March 30, 2014.

She added Delta will return in the summer to continue the daily New York service from July 1 to September 2, 2014.

In addition, this winter Delta will serve St. Thomas with twice daily flights from Atlanta’s Hartfield Jackson International Airport, and add a third Saturday service, representing a total of 15 flights per week from the Atlanta market.

“Delta Air Lines recognizes the strength and appeal of our destination and we are grateful for that,” said Commissioner Nicholson-Doty, who estimated the carrier will bring more than 10,000 new seats on more than 50 additional flights to St. Thomas over the winter period.

The Commissioner explained that the Department’s airline development policy has resulted in noted growth in air capacity to St. Thomas. Efforts continue in earnest to enhance additional lift to St. Croix.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to, follow us on Twitter (@USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook  ( When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.

 Source: United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism