While boat travel currently remains the only way off the rock, a local airline is hoping to open the skies above St. John.
Seaborne Airlines, which flies between St. Thomas, St. Croix and Puerto Rico, is adding a Virgin Gorda run on Friday, July 20, and is eyeing St. John next.
The airline is also acquiring a fifth aircraft, a Twin Otter DHC-6-300, which will be on line by the end of the month. With the fleet of five planes, the company will be in a position to offer service to Love City, explained Seaborne Airlines President and CEO Omer ErSelcuk.
“We’re definitely looking at bringing service to St. John,” said ErSelcuk. “It’s number two after Virgin Gorda. Once we get everything going in Virgin Gorda, St. John is our next stop.”
“We can probably get service there with our five aircraft, so we won’t need additional craft to offer the service,” ErSelcuk continued.
“It depends on how quickly we can work with the officials to set up the service on St. John.”
In the meantime, Seaborne is offering a special ferry and airline package called the St. John Connection, for travel between Love City, St. Croix or Puerto Rico.
The package includes cab fare to or from the downtown Charlotte Amalie ferry and airline fares for one low price. Check out Seaborne’s Web site at www.seaborneairlines.com for more information.