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Seaborne Flights to Virgin Gorda Likely to Begin in April

Jan. 30, 2007 — Seaborne Airlines hopes to add a commercial seaplane route to Virgin Gorda by April, president and CEO Omer ErSelcuk said Tuesday.
The St. Croix-based airline has approval from the B.V.I. government and needs only consent from the regulatory agency Air Safety Services International, ErSelcuk said.
He expects the approval by March.
"Especially if you are in St. Croix or San Juan, getting to Virgin Gorda isn't easy," ErSelcuk said. "With a seaplane, you can hop right over there."
The flights will land in North Sound, where Seaborne and the B.V.I. government have built a customs checkpoint and seaplane dock, he said.
North Sound's calm waters and relatively sparse boat traffic make it an ideal alternative to busy and choppy seas around Spanish Town, ErSelcuk said.
Flights to Virgin Gorda will originate from St. Thomas and will cost around $150 roundtrip, he said.
Seaborne operates seven deHavilland Twin Otters DHC-6 float planes capable of carrying 19 passengers each.
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