‘No worries’ says St Lucia tourism minister as Virgin pull the plug

Airline will stop operations this summer after 21 years

SAINT LUCIA’S tourism minister has said that he is not overly concerned by Virgin Atlantic’s decision to stop flying to the Caribbean island.

Dominic Fedee, has said he is not worried that Saint Lucia will not be in a position to fill in losses after Virgin Atlantic stop flying to the island.

Virgin ran a three-times-a-week service to the island but the airline will stop operations this summer after 21 years.

Fedee said: “We are expecting additional seats to compensate for the loss of Virgin Atlantic.

“I have absolutely no worry at all that we will not be in a position to compensate for the capacity losses that Virgin would have brought about.”

UPBEAT: Dominic Fedee

Virgin said in a statement: “It’s never easy to withdraw from a destination and it’s not a decision we’ve taken lightly.

“We’d like to thank our customers and teams in St Lucia for their loyalty and dedication over the last 21 years and are sad to say goodbye to this fantastic island.”

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