American Eagle makes final flight from BVI

american eagleAmerican Eagle made its last flight from the British Virgin Islands on Sunday, after almost 27 years of service.

The move is part of the carrier’s gradual phaseout from the Caribbean that is slated to be completed this year.

American Eagle flight 4795 left Terrance B Lettsome Airport in Tortola at 10:30 PM, accompanied with a two-fire water cannon salute.

“History was made in the British Virgin Islands tonight through the departure of American Eagle’s last flight,” said Lynette Harrigan, niche marketing manager at the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board.

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21 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 3, 2013

    :) :-D :( 8) :-P :?: :oops: :twisted:

  2. "O" STRESS"
    April 2, 2013

    I may be wrong something is telling me that we should wait and see how this new air line shapes up therefor lets do our best to support their efforts cause we do not a choice, beggers are no choosers. I will keep things in focus and keep an open mind. Good luck AirBorne!!!

  3. Wander
    April 2, 2013

    Why this story DNO Stupesssss

  4. Room 101
    April 2, 2013

    Dear DNO,
    It would have been more appropriate if the article was one the Departure of the EAGLE from Dominica.

  5. as I see it
    April 2, 2013

    DNO, I do not know what this article has to do with Dominica. I hope blind laborites don’t use it to say that Dominica is not the only country American Eagle will be saying goodbye to. We all know that it is not Skerrit’s fault why AE leaving. The fact of the matter is, although AE flew their last flight to the BVI last Sunday, AE was not the biggest flight to the BVI. They still have Delta, US Airways, Cape Air and other international flights. So that really does not hurt them. It will be a severe blow to us because we did not plan for the future and we losing a 68 seater for a 34 seater. Think of summer when Ross University Students will be coming to Dominica. Can the 34 sitter meet their needs and the needs of Dominican that want to return home? Dominica was just listed as one of 25 countries least visited. Well, following this current trend of Skeritt and their lack of vision for the future, Da will be the number 1 least visited.

    • Bill
      April 2, 2013

      boss when the time come more aircraft will be added to take care of the increased load factor. that said i agree we need an international airport

    • PS
      April 2, 2013

      To “as I see it”. Which BVI are you talking about when you say they have Delta and US Airways? lol. Not the BVI where I am living. I think you need to get your facts straight before you pen your words.

    • April 2, 2013

      @ as I see it: sorry to inform you but the BVI do not receive any flights from Delta or U.S. Airways. The airport in the BVI can not accomodate large aircraft either or direct flights from the U.S. Yes they do have Cape Air which carries like 9 passengers.

      • as I see it
        April 2, 2013

        My bad. I used Obitz to make a reservation from NY to Tortola and I did not realize they switched me to St. Kitts as closest airport.

  6. I want my vote back
    April 2, 2013

    DNO, please allow me to post a letter to the beloved person I have voted since 2000.
    Dear Hon. Skerrit,
    As you may have heard St. Vincent will be opening their New International Airport in November 2013 and as a close friend of Mr. Gonsalves, I know you will be invited. As a hurting Dominican and crushed laborite, please sir go ahead and plan international trips for the entire month of Nov. just to avoid being in St. Vincent during the opening which would definitely add insult to our wounds since Mr. Gonsalves literally took our dream of owning an international airport from us when he told us that we did not need an airport.
    Sir, I know you will say that during the 2000 campaign the late Rosie Douglas brought Mr. Bird from Antigua to make similar statements but however, the circumstances were different. Antigua already had their airport and was one of the leading islands in the region. Furthermore, UWP was working all over in Dominica and people were prospering. As a party, we could not allow them to build an international airport because that would be the end of the DLP and therefore we all took a decision to stand against them. In your case things were different since DLP was in power and STV was on same page with DA. All we had to do was build the airport and would put Dominica ahead. But you did the opposite and today, while STV is on the verge of opening their $230 million airport which we convinced Dominican’s that we would have to mortgage our children to build the well needed airport, today, STV showed us that the same airport we saw as a mortgage to our children is nothing but a brighter future to their children.
    Sir, as a laborite for over 25 years I have never been so ashamed of my party as I am now and of such I am asking you for my last three votes back.
    Thanks in advance sir.

    • pic
      April 2, 2013

      After every elsion all vote goes to hell so if u want your vote back please go to hell

      • I want my vote back
        April 2, 2013

        Waw, you sending me to hell for my political views that are different from yours? FYI People don’t go to hell because of their political views my friend. By the way, since you so busy to send me to hell, what does ELSION mean? I hope you were not trying to spell election and because you were so busy trying to send me to hell you forgot to spell it correctly. Peace be unto you my friend

    • watch dog
      April 3, 2013

      The country can hadly pay salaries people. Dominica canot afford an internation airport.

    • My little country
      April 3, 2013

      Don’t pretend to b a Laborite you are not we are smarter than that, we know our budget and we know what we can afford,

    • PERPLEXED
      April 3, 2013

      OOPS

  7. grell
    April 2, 2013

    liat still sucks so lets see how they step up the game,we do not want to stop in antigua liat,direct flights only antigua stinks.

  8. BVI-DOM
    April 2, 2013

    Imma miss my Eagle. As a frequent flyer Eagle has never let me down. And i always looked foward to my DOM trips, Landing at Melville Hall on Eagle was such a thrill.

    ATRs ROCK!!!

  9. Lovely
    April 2, 2013

    Where did that flight went to?

  10. Tyre hit de road
    April 2, 2013

    Let them go no hard feelings it’s time to put our own people to own and operate aviation business besides LIAT. Who knows how long this new Airline will last.These are some of the areas that PM skeritt want to invest in,and he is already doing so in Aviation. The Dominican Government/people can become a leader in investing and fulling the gap creating economic stability in the region. people must eat, must live somewhere, we must travel.those are all areas to invest in. so as AA heads out let’s head in. We may not be able to build an international Airport now but maybe investing in a few planes is a goal that’s achievable. Melville Hall airport is fine for now just need to full the gap that AA leaves wide open for Dominica and other Caribbean Islands …Invest Invest Invest in Aviation… now is the time

    • anonymous2
      April 2, 2013

      And where do you think the money is coming from?

      • Tyre hit de road
        April 3, 2013

        From Our Taxes where else you want it to come from? If we want a better life and future for our children and future generations and Dominica we got to give up some thing. Things have change and are constantly changing cant you see that?? :roll:

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