(PLTM) - American Airlines (AA) successfully landed a test flight between Miami and Terrance B. Lettsome Airport on Beef Island today, May 25 ahead of the official commencement of commercial direct flights.
The flight took off from Miami and landed in the BVi shorty after 11:30 a.m to aloud cheer from persons who gathered at the airport that included Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. Natalio Wheatley and other Government officials. The Government has invited the entire community to the airport to be part of the first official commercial flight on June 1.
"Walk with your flags, walk with your family, your friends. Let's give them a BVI welcome when American lands here in our territory, I mean I know you can’t clap but this is something that you can clap about," said Hon. Kye Rymer, Minister of Communications and Works.
American Airlines flight 3989, a direct flight from Miami is the inaugural flight. Hon. Rymer has explained previously that he has gotten approval from American Airlines to announce that the demand is so high that they will be putting on an additional flight on that first day.
"We will have two flights coming in on the first of June. Madam Speaker, the demand is so high that they have committed to five additional flights for the month of June. So we’ll see on the third of June, two flights, the ninth, two flights, the sixteenth, two flights, and on the thirtieth, we would have two American flights landing here," Hon. Rymer stated.
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