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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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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]

Airline

Status

Operating Dates

Aero Gorda   

Active 2015* - date

^ 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   

Inactive 1977 - 1990

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

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^ Airline Code : QY : ---

Air BVI   

Inactive 1972 - 1996*

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

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^ Airline Code : BL : ---

Air St Thomas   

Inactive 1984 - 2005

^ 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 Code : ZP : STT

Airline of the Virgin Islands   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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All Island Air   

Unsure 1960 - 1979*

^ Comments : All Island Air was founded in 1960

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^ Airline Code : AJ : ---

American Inter-Island Airlines   

Inactive 1979* - 1982*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Antilles Air Boats   

Inactive 1964 - 1981

^ 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)   

Inactive 1977 - 1990

^ 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   

Active 1959 - date

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Caribbean Aviation Services   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Caribbean Express   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Caribbean Island Airlines   

Unsure 1971* - 1975*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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CasAir (Caribbean Air Services)   

Unsure 1969 - 1985

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

^ Genealogy : Virgin Island Airways >Casair

^ Airline Code : KT : ---

Clipper Air International   

Unsure 1975* - 1976*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Coastal Air Transport   

Active 1976 - date

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

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^ Airline Code : DQ : CXT

Coral Air   

Unsure 1980* - 1985*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Eastern Caribbean Airways (Virgin Island Flight School)   

Unsure 1975 - 1980

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : HB : EAS

Four Star Air Cargo   

Inactive 1982 - 2009*

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

^ Genealogy : Tol Air >>Four Star Air Cargo

^ Airline Code : HK : FSC

Fresh Air   

Inactive 2004 - 2006

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Hummingbird Air  updated

Inactive 2014 - 2017

^ 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

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Marshall's Air   

Inactive 1979* - 1980*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Quaterwinds Aviation   

Inactive **** - ****

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Sea Air Corporation   

Renamed 1982* - 1982

^ 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

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Sea-Jet (Lewis Airlines)  updated

Inactive 1985 - 1987

^ Comments : Lewis Airlines operated DHC-6 Twin Otters in the US Virgin Islands in the mid 1980's

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Shamrock Airlines   

Inactive 1972* - 1976

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Sun Airways   

Not started (2003)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Sunaire   

Renamed 1981* - 1991

^ 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

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Sunaire Express   

Renamed 1991 - 1992*

^ 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

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Valley Air Service   

Unsure 1976* - 1978*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : GQ : ---

Virgin Air   

Renamed 1970 - 1984

^ 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

^ Airline Code : ZP : ---

Virgin Island Airways   

Unsure 1962* - 1968*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : CasAir

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Virgin Island Seaplane Shuttle   

Inactive 1982 - 1992

^ 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

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Virgin Islands International Airlines   

Unsure 1998* - 1998*

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^ Airline Code : 6G : ---

Virgin Islands International Airways   

Unsure 1985* - 1985*

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