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WinAir flights link Copa Airlines to British Virgin Islands
Published on February 19, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Travel to the British Virgin Islands from Latin America is easier now with additional flight options. Starting Tuesday, Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR) will provide round-trip connections between Beef Island (EIS) with Copa Airlines via St Maarten (SXM) three days per week.

Copa Airlines flies from several Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Peru with connections in Panama (PTY) and onto St Maarten (SXM) four days a week. The Copa flight connected previously only on the inbound to EIS but with the new overnight service on WINAIR, BVI will have round trip connectivity three days a week.

“Latin American travelers have shown a burgeoning interest in a Caribbean vacation as proven by the double-digit growth in arrivals recorded in the last couple years. This is an opportune time for the BVI and as such, the BVI Tourist Board has been working assiduously to attract more visitors from that region. The British Virgin Islands offers the vacation experience and amenities that they seek,” said Nerdin St Rose, worldwide marketing consultant for the BVI Tourist Board. “We are very excited to offer more connectivity and easier access to the BVI. WINAIR and Copa Airlines will be instrumental in helping us to grow that market and especially Brazil and Argentina. We thank WINAIR for partnering with us on our expansion in that important market.”

The schedule of the WINAIR flights from EIS, which connects on the outbound with Copa Airlines will be on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays as follows:

o SXM-EIS Departs 4:55 PM Arrives EIS at 5:40 PM
o EIS-SXM Departs 7:15 AM Arrives SXM at 8:10 AM

Copa Airlines arrives to SXM from PTY at 11:24 AM and departs SXM at 12:15 PM.

The daily service on the other days of the week remains as is. WINAIR operates 19-seater de Havilland Twin Otter aircraft into the BVI.
 
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