Getting to the U.S. Virgin Islands has just become a bit more convenient. Dallas-based air carrier American Airlines has announced that it will add a third daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas. American Airlines says the additional flight will operate as a “same-day turn” leaving Miami Airport (MIA) at 8:35 a.m. and landing at 12:04 p.m. at Cyril E. King Airport (STT). The plane will then be refueled, cleaned and turned around, departing for Miami at 1:04 p.m. and landing at 3:10 p.m.
And St. Thomas isn’t the only island getting more flights. American Airlines will also extend the Charlotte (CLT)-St. Croix (STX) flight from Saturday-only to daily during the peak Christmas period from December into January 2020.
The service will depart Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina at 11:45 a.m., arriving at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport at 4:24 p.m. The return flight will depart St. Croix at 5:15 p.m., arriving into Charlotte at 8:10 p.m.
American will resume flights from St. Thomas to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago (ORD) beginning December 21, 2019. The Dallas flights will operate year-round on Saturdays, while the Chicago service will be seasonal.