Beginning May 24, 2018, visitors to the big island of St Croix have even more travel options! Spirit Airlines will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Caribbean island of St Croix will become Spirit’s 65th destination, following last week’s addition of Columbus, OH, and upcoming new service to Richmond, VA; Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Cap Haitien, Haiti.
“Spirit is proud of its strong connection to the Caribbean, and we’re thrilled to bring more ultra-low fares to the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning. “With this new service to St. Croix, and our continuing resumption of service to the other islands impacted by last year’s hurricanes, we are excited to expand on our 12 years of service to the region and continue to deliver ultra-low fares for tourists and locals alike.”
With the addition of airlift via Spirit Airlines, visitors to St Croix now have even more travel choices:
- American Airlines twice daily via Miami (MIA)
- Jet Blue via San Juan (SJU), Puerto Rico most days
- Delta Airlines non-stop from Atlanta (ATL) Wednesday and Saturday
- Spirit Airlines via Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Spirit Airlines’ customers start with an unbundled Bare Fare™ and get Frill Control™ which allows you to pay only for the options you choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — which allows Spirit to offer lower ticket prices.
Flights start to arrive on St Croix on May 24, 2018 which is a great time to visit the islands. With year-round average temperatures of 85°F and the gentle trade winds blowing, the early summer months are still perfect. You’ll find lower off-season rates for accommodations island-wide from mid-April through mid-December.
For scuba divers, the summer months tend to bring calm seas, great visibility and coral spawning. The perfect time to try out your first night dive! Not ready for scuba? The snorkeling on St Croix is also pretty spectacular in the balmy summer months too.