Cape Air resumed service at Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport (VAIA) with a flight from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hon. Eric Evelyn, the deputy premier of Nevis, and Mr. Devon Liburd, the CEO of the Nevis Tourist Authority (NTA), were present at the VAIA to greet the passengers of Cape Air flight 9K7451.
A masquerade group performed for the six passengers as they stepped off the Cessna 402 9-seater aircraft and gift bags from Cape Air and the NTA were distributed to them.
Hon. Evelyn spoke during a brief ceremony to commemorate the event on behalf of Hon. Mark Brantley, the premier of Nevis and minister of tourism for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
He also acknowledged other parties who played important roles in bringing the airline back, such as the government of Nevis, the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA), the Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Finance.
The firm is thrilled to be operating in Nevis once more, said Ms. Katya Ruiz, Regional Marketing Director for Cape Air, noting that Cape Air will be providing daily flights between St. Thomas and Nevis, with two flights on Sundays.