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USVI Affected by Hundreds of Spirit and American Airlines' Flight Cancellations Caused by Severe Weather,…

Staff Consortium | August 04, 2021

Spirit Airlines and American Airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights in the last three days, and those cancellations have been affecting travelers to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The disruptions have hit Spirit harder, which cancelled over half of its flights on Tuesday as it continues to experience an operational collapse that has thrown its business into chaos for three consecutive days. According to flight-tracking website FlightAware, Spirit canceled 373 flights, or 54 percent of its schedule Tuesday, after canceling over 40 percent of its flights Monday and close to 20 percent on Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported. A Spirit Airlines spokesman said “overlapping operational challenges” which included system outage, staffing shortage in some areas, and bad weather led to the cancellations. But the airline also canceled some…

Appeals Court Upholds CDC's Covid-19 Cruise Travel…

Staff Consortium | July 19, 2021

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals late Saturday blocked a lower court's ruling that sided with…

At St. Croix Airport, Displeased Customers as Spirit…

Staff Consortium | July 13, 2021

ST. CROIX — Would-be passengers of a Spirit Airlines' Monday afternoon flight never boarded the plane…

Port Authority to Receive $7 Million in Third Round…

Ernice Gilbert | June 23, 2021

The V.I. Port Authority will receive roughly $7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration — part…

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