St. Croix-based Hummingbird Air will be reintroducing its passenger and cargo flights between the US Virgin Islands and Dominica starting Tuesday May 3rd. The airline plans to offer service four days a week into the Douglas Charles (formerly Melville Hall) Airport.
In addition to its normal passenger service, Hummingbird Air transports cargo and the speedy delivery of online shopping through its “ShopNet” service. The airline plans to improve customer service to its Roseau based cargo and “ShopNet” customers by clearing their goods and distributing them at their new office at 11 Great George Street, Roseau. The airline’s resumption of service is timed to coincide with the busy summer travel season.
Hummingbird Air, which started providing air transport service in 2014 in the region was a commercial success. However, the airline voluntarily suspended its passenger service last November after a landing incident in St. Lucia. The St. Lucia incident and an earlier Barbuda incident were both attributed to pilot error. The airline took the past six months to implement corrective action to improve safety, which included changes of key management personnel and pilot retraining.
The company’s new Director of Operations is Mr. Lloyd Prince, a former US Navy pilot and AirTran Captain with a background in aviation safety. He is originally from St. Croix. “I am really excited to bring my background and training back to the Caribbean” said Captain Prince. “I have wanted to come back to the Caribbean for some time. I am glad for the opportunity to lead a young company and to help improve air transportation in our region”.
Persons can obtain additional information on Hummingbird Air by calling (767) 449-2102