BVI Airways received certificate from UK regulator

BVI Airways has received a revised Air Operator Certificate from the UK-based regulator, Air Safety Support International, allowing the company to operate its Avro RJ100 jet aircraft from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Upon this regulatory approval, BVI Airways will seek authorisation to fly in the United States from the US Department of Transport.

BVI Premier and minister of finance Dr Orlando Smith congratulated the company, saying that this approval “brings the territory one step closer to achieving direct air access to and from the United States.” By his words, “The partnership between the government of the Virgin Islands and BVI Airways is an immediate response to the territory’s current air access challenges. The next step is the expansion of the T.B. Lettsome International Airport to accommodate regular flights to and from the eastern seaboard of the United States, and establishes direct connections to and from the international travel hubs in Central and South America.”

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