BVI Airways is scheduled to launch first-ever nonstop service between Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Miami International Airport (MIA) on July 22, with two weekly roundtrip flights on Saturdays and Sundays, Miami-Dade Aviation Department said.
BVI Airways will use BAe Avro 146 RJ100 aircraft to serve the new route, which connects Miami to the British Virgin Islands´ capital and largest island.
Tortola will be MIA´s 40th Caribbean destination with nonstop service.
Seven other international passenger airlines have also either commenced or scheduled service launches in 2017.
MIA offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US airport, is America´s second-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top US airport for international freight.
MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of USD 33.7 bn annually and welcoming 70% of all international visitors to Florida.