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BVI airport runway extension on the horizon
Published on February 12, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

Photo: Steve Friedman

By Berta McKelly

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands will soon sign a contract for the extension of the runway of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

This announcement was made by Premier Dr Orlando Smith during the delivery of the 2016 Budget Address on Monday.

Smith viewed this extension as “good news” and said this is a project which has been high on the government’s agenda since taking office in 2011.

Smith said, “This initiative will no doubt open the doors for larger aircraft such as 737-800 and Airbus 320; both aircraft types are the workhorses of the major air carriers serving the Caribbean from the continental United States. An improvement such as this one, will pave the way to greater investment in our tourism industry.”

The government of the BVI recently announced the introduction of direct flights between the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and Miami International Airport through the services of BVI Airways. This new service is themed ‘A Game Changer’: BVI Direct.
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