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Caribbean-On-Line » Caribbean Travel News » Airlines » U.S. Virgin Islands » US Airways to fly non-stop Boston to St. Thomas

US Airways to fly non-stop Boston to St. Thomas

Weekly flights from Boston to St. Thomas to commence in December

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 26, 2009 - The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has received commitments from US Airways for new, weekly non-stop service from Boston's Logan International Airport to St. Thomas' Cyril E. King Airport. The service represents a new route for the carrier, which will operate on Saturdays beginning December 19, 2009 through April 23, 2010 using the A319 aircraft. The flights are now available for sale at USAirways.com and all other US Airways ticketing outlets.



The new service announcements are evidence of the Administration's commitment to fostering a stronger relationship with our airline partners and growing air service to the Territory.

In support of the new airlift, the Department of Tourism is dedicating $25,000 to supplement US Airways' marketing campaign to launch the new service. In addition, the DOT has earmarked $1 million for television ads, June through December 2009, with US Airways as the call to action. US Airways has committed more than $100,000 to the cooperative marketing program to support this and other US Airways flights to the Territory. The campaign includes print advertisements in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe and Charlotte Observer; an appearance by the USVI as the "featured destination of the month" in the airline's in-flight magazines on all domestic and international routes; digital banner advertisements and consumer and travel agent e-blasts.

Additionally, the DOT will host a travel agent reception and media dinner in Boston in December to support the new service, followed by a familiarization visit for a group of key US Airways travel agent suppliers and top-tier journalists in early January 2010.

"We are excited to welcome new non-stop service from US Airways that will provide additional capacity and options for travelers to visit the Territory this winter," said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. "We remain committed to supporting our airline partners and finding ways to ensure continued and increased airlift in the current economic environment."






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