NEW YORK, NY – Anguilla’s Chief Minister, the Honorable Osbourne B. Fleming, led the welcome team on the tarmac at Wallblake Airport to greet the arrival of the first Anguilla Air Express service into the island on Saturday, February 14. The inaugural flight was carrying a select group of travel industry VIPs to experience first hand the new service and enjoy a special Valentine’s weekend hosted by the Anguilla Tourist Board. Special festivities were held at the airport to celebrate the occasion.
“This new service is a big step in improving direct access into Anguilla, and helps fill a major void. Travelers now have three daily options for a safe, reliable, and easy connection between San Juan and Anguilla, and most importantly, it gets our visitors to Anguilla early enough for them to relax and enjoy their first day of vacation,” stated The Honorable Donna Banks, Special Advisor Tourism, Anguilla’s Ministry of Tourism.
The luxury King Air Turboprop A 100 seats 8 passengers and departs San Juan daily at 11:30 am, 2:45 pm and 5:45 pm with departures from Anguilla at 8:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm, conveniently scheduled to meet the US mainland flights. Operated by Rainbow International Airlines Inc., one of the premiere charter companies in the region, the new service provides guests the comfort, luxury and convenience of a private jet service.
The emphasis of the Anguilla Air Express is on first class, personalized service, with an agent meeting all passengers at the gate and escorting them through security and to the departure gate in San Juan, and through immigration and customs on arrival in Anguilla, with the same VIP service on the return.