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The US Virgin Islands is a group of 3 islands and about 50 islets, most of which are uninhabited, in the Lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies, east of Puerto Rico and lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The three islands, with their areas, are Saint Thomas (83 sq km/32 sq mi), Saint John (52 sq km/20 sq mi), and Saint Croix (207 sq km/80 sq mi). The capital is Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas. Other communities in the group are Christiansted and Frederiksted, both on Saint Croix. The total area is 344 sq km (133 sq mi).

Latest updates

 

May 3, 2017

Hummingbird Air suspended all operations with effect from 01Apr2017 [status change]

August 3, 2016

Aero Gorda is based in St. Thomas. The airline was founded by pilot Neville Braithwaite and his son who also run their small airline [added]

July 12, 2016

Hummingbird Air restarted services on 03May2016 [Status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aero Gorda   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Gorda is based in St. Thomas. The airline was founded by pilot Neville Braithwaite and his son who also run their small airline

Aero Virgin Islands   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1990
Airline Code : QY : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Increased competition from such airlines as LIAT,and American Eagle forced Aero Virgin Islands out of operations by 1990

Air BVI   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972 - 1996*
Airline Code : BL : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air BVI was founded in 1971 and began scheduled services in Jul1972

Air St Thomas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 2005
Airline Code : ZP : STT
Genealogy : Virgin Air >Air Saint Thomas
Comments : Air St Thomas was founded by Paul & Margaret Wikander in 1970 as Virgin Air. Inter-island services in the Leeward Islands. Ceased operations in Dec2005

Airline of the Virgin Islands   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

All Island Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960 - 1979*
Airline Code : AJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : All Island Air was founded in 1960

American Inter-Island Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Antilles Air Boats   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964 - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Antilles Air Boats was the last user of 4 engine flying boats. St Croix based. Founded by Charles Blair, former Pan Am pilot. Sold to Resorts International in 1979

AVI (Aero Virgin Islands)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AVI (Aero Virgin Islands) was founded by Joe Cranston. Reduced operations due to severe hurricane damage in 1989. (Hurricane Hugo). Eventually ceased operations

Bohike International Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

1959 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Caribbean Aviation Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Caribbean Express   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Caribbean Island Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1971* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

CasAir (Caribbean Air Services)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1969 - 1985
Airline Code : KT : ---
Genealogy : Virgin Island Airways >Casair
Comments : CasAir (Caribbean Air Services) was founded by Bill Bohike, Sr. Operated C.46 aircraft on cargo charters.

Clipper Air International   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1975* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Coastal Air Transport   

Status : Active

Dates :

1976 - date
Airline Code : DQ : CXT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Coastal Air Transport was founded by Mike Foster operating scheduled services out of St Croix Henry E Rohisen International

Coral Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1980* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eastern Caribbean Airways (Virgin Island Flight School)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1975 - 1980
Airline Code : HB : EAS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Four Star Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 2009*
Airline Code : HK : FSC
Genealogy : Tol Air >>Four Star Air Cargo
Comments : Four Star Air Cargo was founded in 1982. Purchased Tol Air in 2006

Fresh Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Hummingbird Air  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hummingbird Air was founded in late 2013 by Sam Raphael. Restarted services on 03May2016 after a suspension of operations. Hummingbird Air suspended all operations with effect from 01Apr2017

Marshall's Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Quaterwinds Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sea Air Corporation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1982* - 1982
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sea Air Corporation >Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle
Comments : Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle was founded as Sea Air Corporation. Hurricane Hugo caused major damage in 1989 and the airline went into bankruptcy. Eventually ceased operations in 1992

Sea-Jet (Lewis Airlines)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1987
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Lewis Airlines operated DHC-6 Twin Otters in the US Virgin Islands in the mid 1980's

Shamrock Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sun Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sunaire   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sunaire >Sunaire Express
Comments : Sunaire Express was founded by Stephen Milden in 1981 as Sunaire. Became an Eastern Metro Express carrier in 1985. Renamed on the demise of Eastern Airlines in 1991

Sunaire Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991 - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sunaire >Sunaire Express
Comments : Sunaire Express was founded by Stephen Milden in 1981 as Sunaire. Became an Eastern Metro Express carrier in 1985. Renamed on the demise of Eastern Airlines in 1991

Valley Air Service   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1976* - 1978*
Airline Code : GQ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Virgin Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1984
Airline Code : ZP : ---
Genealogy : Virgin Air >Air Saint Thomas
Comments : Air St Thomas was founded by Paul & Margaret Wikander in 1970 as Virgin Air. Inter-island services in the Leeward Islands

Virgin Island Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1962* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CasAir
Comments : No further information at this time

Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sea Air Corporation >Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle
Comments : Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle was founded as Sea Air Corporation. Hurricane Hugo caused major damage in 1989 and the airline went into bankruptcy. Eventually ceased operations in 1992

Virgin Islands International Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : 6G : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Virgin Islands International Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1985* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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