The USVI Department of Tourism has announced plans for new American Airlines service to St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands, from Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O'Hare, starting December 21.
Commissioner of Tourism Nominee Joseph Boschulte reported that the new Saturday flights will operate year-round between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Cyril E. King Airport on Boeing 757 aircraft with 176 seats. The Saturday service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and St. Thomas will operate seasonally on Airbus 319 aircraft with a capacity of 128 seats.
Flights depart Dallas-Fort Worth at 10:35 a.m. CT and arrive on St. Thomas at 5:35 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time, allowing for connections from the Midwest and West Coast. The St. Thomas-Dallas flight departs at 1:50 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time and arrives at 5:20 p.m. CT.
Chicago flights depart at 8:20 a.m. CT and arrive on St. Thomas at 3:15 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time. The St. Thomas-Chicago flight departs at 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time and arrives Chicago at 7:15 p.m. CT.
The USVI Department of Tourism said the increase in capacity coincides with the traditional accommodations coming back to the island this winter, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, which returns for the winter season with a fully renovated resort experience.
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