Saint Lucia welcomed the first commercial flight into Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on July 9, with a full complement of safety protocols in place and the joyful sounds of Steel Pan music playing at the airport.
American Airlines flight 2295 from Miami International Airport (MIA), landed at 2:05pm AST. This was the first flight to arrive since the destination reopened its borders on June 4, 2020 due to COVID-19.
The island is scheduled to welcome Delta from Atlanta and JetBlue from JFK in the coming weeks.
Officials from Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Tourism, Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority and the Ministry of Health greeted passengers. Various teams assisted with new arrival procedures to ensure a seamless experience navigating the enhanced safety procedures at the airport.