Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte reported that between June 4, 2020 and August 17, 2020 the Dallas carrier will operate a third daily flight, utilizing a 172-seat Boeing 737 aircraft.
American Airlines flight 2531 will depart Miami at 10:35 a.m., arriving St. Croix at 1:14 p.m., while the return flight departs St. Croix at 1:59 p.m., arriving Miami at 5:10 p.m.
The other two flights depart Miami at 12:05 p.m. and 5:35 p.m., and leave St. Croix at 3:29 p.m. and 8 a.m. (the following day), respectively.
Commissioner Boschulte said the expansion in airlift dovetails seamlessly with the department's efforts to increase stakeholder support for its long-term strategy to "strengthen demand for St. Croix by developing a distinctive brand for the island."
American Airlines will serve the Miami-St. Croix market with three daily flights for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday (November 23-25 and November 30-December 2, 2019), a welcome boost in holiday seats for "The Big Island".
American also extended Charlotte-St. Croix flights from Saturday-only to daily during the peak Christmas period (December 18-24; December 26-30, 2019; and January 1-6, 2020).
Commissioner Boschulte thanked American for its commitment to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and underscored that the department will work closely with the airline to ensure the new flight is successful.