The flights, organized by GoGo Tours, did fairly well during the Christmas holidays but after that came in more than half-empty, the Independent reported Friday.
"The response we got was so poor that we had to cancel the flights," said Wendell Snider, a St. Croix hotelier.
"The frightening message is we had GoGo, one of the leading tour operators, advertising very aggressively at very good rates, with a deep discount from the hotels, and we couldn't fill the plane once a week," Snider told the Independent. "That's terrifying. It speaks ill of the image of the territory."
GoGo, a leading travel wholesaler, was one of several new charters brought in by the Schneider administration to supplement existing airline service.
The others include Apple Vacations, flying from Chicago; Sunsail/Britannia, flying weekly from London; Fun Jet/Sun Country, offering a weekly flight from Minneapolis to St. Thomas and St. Croix; Conquest, flying from Toronto; and Dansk Vestindien Rejser, flying weekly from Copenhagen, Denmark, to St. Croix beginning Feb. 1.