Bohlke International Airways
Bohlke International Airways offers luxury air travel between St Croix, the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean. We have the ability and expertise to provide safe, reliable, and exceptionally comfortable travel between the Caribbean islands. With our versatile luxury fleet and experienced crew, we make traveling the Caribbean and abroad a breeze. Before take off, enjoy BIA’s luxury passenger lobby, decorated with local artwork and a gift store featuring local products unique to St Croix. In addition BIA offers a concierge service, onsite car rental and complimentary WIFI.
Location: Mid Island
Phone: (340) 778-9177
Bohlke International Airways is family owned and operated from the ground up. It was established in 1959 by Bill Bohlke, Sr. who had the dream of starting an airline in the Caribbean and landed on the beautiful island of St. Croix. Over the years, Bill Sr. was involved in the commuter airline business, air cargo, flight school and maintenance services. His son, Bill Bohlke Jr. soon followed in his father’s footsteps and came to the island to help his father in his aviation endeavors and build their family business.
When Bill Jr. married Ruth Ann Wolfferts ‘Tuddy’ in 1966, the couple worked well together, further expanding the family aviation business through many exciting stages – ‘Virgin Islands Airways’ and ‘Eastern Caribbean Air’ – until 1984 when Bohlke International Airways was officially formed.
Today Bohlke International Airways is an award winning FBO, charter operator and 145 repair station. Bill and Tuddy’s son, William Richard (Billy), runs the day-to-day operations, with his parents retired and acting in advisory roles for the business.
Bohlke International Airways carefully coordinates each phase of every domestic and international flight for the most cost effective, the safest and most expedient use of the aircraft. Aircraft scheduling, flight planning, catering, discount fuel arrangements, immigration, customs, and passenger ground transportation are skillfully arranged by our full-time staff of flight planning specialists.
STAFFING AND TRAINING
Bohlke International Airways recruits only the most qualified candidates to crew and service its aircraft. Our pilots have thousands of hours of experience flying in the Caribbean and beyond. High quality simulator training and constant evaluation keeps our pilots at the top of their class.
Selecting the proper aircraft is critical to a successful travel itinerary. Bohlke International Airways helps clients identify the aircraft best suited to their mission profile and their budget. Our experience both as an aircraft owner and as an aircraft operator assures that new and existing owners are fully versed in aircraft financial, operational and ownership matters.
Bohlke International Airways expertly attends to important administrative matters such as complex regulatory issues, insurance requirements, and accounting procedures. We scrutinize all expenditures, prepare comprehensive financial reports, and work closely with our clients to control all costs.
CITATION JET - Configured for eight passengers and ideal for short runways on small Caribbean islands, our Cessna Citation II is perfect for regional travel or a quick trip to Florida. It boasts a range of 1100 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 403 knots (464 mph, 746 km/h).
GULFSTREAM G100 - The best charter mid-sized jet based in the Caribbean. Luxuriously configured for six passengers – the G100 has a full galley and stand up washroom and vanity. A 3000 plus nautical mile range and average mach speed of .82 allows us to fly you fast and in exceptional comfort. Satellite INTERNET WI-FI onboard. The absolutely perfect plane for Caribbean/East Coast USA travel and beyond.
MU-2 TURBO PROP - With an eight passenger capacity, pressurized, air conditioned cabin and cruise speeds at more than 325 mph, our twin turboprop MU2, will get you there in executive style and fast! Bill Bohlke Sr.’s favorite plane, the MU2 is versatile – comfortable landing on short runways (found sometimes on island getaway locations) – and it is renowned for its smooth flying abilities due to its unique design. Fast, comfortable and fun, the MU2 is special member of our fleet. On board catering can be arranged according to your needs.
KING AIR B200 - With seating for eight passengers, our affordable and luxurious twin turbo prop King Air B200, provides generous room for passengers and for luggage storage. It also has an onboard lavatory. The King Air is unique in that it has very good range and can land on short island runways safely and with ease. In fact any destination between Puerto Rico and Trinidad can be flown in less than two hours, making the King Air the perfect aircraft for a golf trip or weekend getaway. Onboard catering can be arranged to your needs and a mini bar provides hot coffee, cold drinks and snacks.
BIA specializes in destinations on the United States East Coast, the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) and throughout the Caribbean Island chain as well as across North, Central and South America. We have the ability and expertise to provide safe, reliable, and exceptionally comfortable travel. With our versatile luxury fleet and experienced crew, we make traveling the Caribbean and abroad a breeze.
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