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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).
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March 17, 2017Hummingbird Air intend to suspend all operations with effect from 01Apr2017 [status change]
August 3, 2016Aero 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, 2016Hummingbird Air restarted services on 03May2016 [Status change]

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Operating DatesStatus

Aero Gorda   

2015* - dateActive

^ 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

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Aero Virgin Islands   

1977 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : Increased competition from such airlines as LIAT,and American Eagle forced Aero Virgin Islands out of operations by 1990

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Air BVI   

1972 - 1996*Inactive

^ Comments : Air BVI was founded in 1971 and began scheduled services in Jul1972

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Air St Thomas   

1984 - 2005Inactive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Virgin Air >Air Saint Thomas

Airline of the Virgin Islands   

(****)Unconfirmed

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All Island Air   

1960 - 1979*Status?

^ Comments : All Island Air was founded in 1960

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American Inter-Island Airlines   

1979* - 1982*Inactive

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Antilles Air Boats   

1964 - 1981Inactive

^ 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

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AVI (Aero Virgin Islands)   

1977 - 1990Inactive

^ Comments : AVI (Aero Virgin Islands) was founded by Joe Cranston. Reduced operations due to severe hurricane damage in 1989. (Hurricane Hugo). Eventually ceased operations

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Bohike International Airways   

1959 - dateActive

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Caribbean Aviation Services   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Caribbean Express   

(****)Unconfirmed

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Caribbean Island Airlines   

1971* - 1975*Status?

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CasAir (Caribbean Air Services)   

1969 - 1985Status?

^ Comments : CasAir (Caribbean Air Services) was founded by Bill Bohike, Sr. Operated C.46 aircraft on cargo charters.

^ Genealogy : Virgin Island Airways >Casair

Clipper Air International   

1975* - 1976*Status?

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Coastal Air Transport   

1976 - dateActive

^ Comments : Coastal Air Transport was founded by Mike Foster operating scheduled services out of St Croix Henry E Rohisen International

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Coral Air   

1980* - 1985*Status?

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Eastern Caribbean Airways (Virgin Island Flight School)   

1975 - 1980Status?

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Four Star Air Cargo   

1982 - 2009*Inactive

^ Comments : Four Star Air Cargo was founded in 1982. Purchased Tol Air in 2006

^ Genealogy : Tol Air >>Four Star Air Cargo

Fresh Air   

2004 - 2006Inactive

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Hummingbird Air  updated

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Hummingbird Air was founded in late 2013 by Sam Raphael. Restarted services on 03May2016 after a suspension of operations. Hummingbird Air intend to suspend all operations with effect from 01Apr2017

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Lewis Airlines*   

1980sStatus?

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Marshall's Air   

1979* - 1980*Inactive

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Quaterwinds Aviation   

**** - ****Inactive

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Sea Air Corporation   

1982* - 1982Renamed

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Sea Air Corporation >Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle

Seaborne Airlines   

1992 - dateActive

^ Comments : Seaborne Airlines offers domestic scheduled flights within the Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Shamrock Airlines   

1972* - 1976Inactive

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Sun Airways   

(2003)Began?

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Sunaire   

1981* - 1991Renamed

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Sunaire >Sunaire Express

Sunaire Express   

1991 - 1992*Renamed

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Sunaire >Sunaire Express

Valley Air Service   

1976* - 1978*Status?

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Virgin Air   

1970 - 1984Renamed

^ Comments : Air St Thomas was founded by Paul & Margaret Wikander in 1970 as Virgin Air. Inter-island services in the Leeward Islands

^ Genealogy : Virgin Air >Air Saint Thomas

Virgin Island Airways   

1962* - 1968*Status?

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^ Genealogy : CasAir

Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle   

1982 - 1992Inactive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Sea Air Corporation >Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle

Virgin Islands International Airlines   

1998* - 1998*Status?

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Virgin Islands International Airways   

1985* - 1985*Status?

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