Enjoying the Journey
- November 30th, 2010
- in Yachting
Enjoying the Journey in the Air
By Owen Waters
Sometimes, when companies expand, we go with them. When we first started flying our magazine with BVI Airways, we knew we were onto a good thing, a treat for us and a delight for us to be flying BVIPY in the air. Things have started to go a long way, and BVI Airways is taking off, pardon the pun.
Originally flying to St Maarten with reduced fares, BVI Airways has now added Dominica, Antigua, Puerto Rico, St Lucia (and possibly Trinidad) to their scheduled routes totaling to 400 hours flying time per month, which Luke Smith tells me is a lot. In addition to this expanding venture, extra planes are needed. Their expansion is the interest we have when talking to Luke.
“We are bringing in another plane, a 29-seater turbo prop for the New Year. We need to. We have more flights and more passengers, and a bigger plane gives us more range.” In addition to the seven months since the company started, the philosophy of travelling is starting to show through. “It is all about aviation for us,” Luke said, “the travelling spirit. And whilst the BVI is home, the lure of discovering new lands is from an era that sadly has passed in commercial flying. We lean towards style and are keen for our passengers to discover new areas like we are.” We start to envisage or even remember that not long ago, flying was an experience and adventure and added to the excitement of the vacation rather than being a mode of transport. That’s a memory we like and one we’d like to encourage for travelers.
Currently BVIPY is distributed throughout the BVI and at select international trade shows, and, thanks to BVI Airways, it’s about to take its first trip around the Caribbean to get a few stamps in its passport.