The territory has been experiencing severe flight shortages between St. Croix and St. Thomas since 2022, so we are excited to hear that more flight options are on the horizon! As the VI Daily News reported, Cape Air and Silver Airways currently offer flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix, but the high cost, a lack of available flights, and cancellations has caused frustration for the traveling public.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Fly the Whale, the newest airline to provide air service between St. Croix and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Fly the Whale will begin daily flights between St. Croix and St. Thomas with a soft launch of four flights on Friday, April 27, 2023 as described in the press release.
According to an article from the VI Consortium, the aircraft are said to be just a little bigger than Cape Air planes and seat about 9 people. Read full article here.
Watch the video on the Fly the Whale aircraft flight commencing between St. Thomas and St. Croix below.