In Miami, Monday, the Governor spent time with executives of an airline now serving the territory. "The closed-door meeting between (Gov. John deJongh Jr.) and the airline’s principals … center around the carrier’s present level of service to the territory and the long-range plans for its continued presence in the Virgin Islands," a news release from Gov. deJongh’s office said, according to the St. John Source.
The airline was not identified, but the Governor’s office described it as major. American, Continental, Delta, Spirit, United and U.S. Airways currently have service from the mainland to the islands. The news release said 533,000 passengers used those carriers’ flights in 2006, down 10,000 from 2005.