FlyMontserrat announced today the launch of its first scheduled flight service between Montserrat and Antigua. The government of Montserrat has approved the service, which offers one return flight per day from December 1-15, 2009, and two return flights every day therafter.
Starting December 1, FlyMontserrat will offer customers daily flights leaving Montserrat at 1230 and returning from Antigua at 1730. From December 16, FlyMontserrat will leave Montserrat daily at 0900 and 1230 returning from Antigua at 1000 and 1730.
FlyMontserrat is delighted to announce the acquisition of two further Islander aircraft, bringing its fleet up to three. The new aircraft will arrive in time for the Christmas season. It is planned that a Twin Otter will be added to the fleet next year if passenger numbers and frequency of flights increases.
Further flight crews have been appointed, and two of these will be helping to ferry the new aircraft down to Montserrat next week.
FlyMontserrat’s new online reservation site for scheduled services will be available by November 30 on the company’s website at www.flymontserrat.com . Until then, information on fares, conditions, and flight frequency will be posted on the website, and reservations can be made by calling 1-664-491-3434 during office hours. The company will not be charging extra for booking online or for paying by credit card.
FlyMontserrat will continue to offer its charter services to all islands in the surrounding Caribbean.
FlyMontserrat acknowledges the support given by the government of Montserrat and the Montserrat Tourist Board in the awarding of this contract. It also appreciates the donation of a stretcher kit supplied by the government, which has enabled Flymontserrat to be kitted out for air ambulance flights.
Additionally, FlyMontserrat would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Montserrat for their continued support. Since starting the charter service at the end of May, there has been overwhelming enthusiasm for its presence on the island.
Fly Montserrat’s CEO, Nigel Harris, said, “We hope that Montserratians will appreciate and support their ‘home-grown’ service, which as it grows will provide more employment and training possibilities on island.”