Guests on board the private jet were said to be given dishes including Wagyu beef steak and caviar blinis as well as vintage Cristal champagne
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Flight records show Prince Andrew travelled on Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express private jet at least four times, it is claimed.
The alleged trips reportedly included flights to and from Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St James.
Flight records seen by the Mail on Sunday suggest Prince Andrew’s first flight on board Epstein’s black Gulfstream II jet was to the billionaire’s private Caribbean island in the US Virgin Islands on February 9, 1999.
According to the flight logs, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and one of the Duke’s personal protection officers were also on board.
They landed at Cyril E King Airport on the island of St Thomas then were shuttled to Little St James on one of Epstein’s helicopters, reports say.
But The Daily Mail says a source close to the Prince reportedly said in 2019 that the Duke has ‘no recollection’ of being on the 1999 flight.
Little St James is now known as ‘paedophile island’ because of the horrific abuse that took place there.
It has been reported before that Prince Andrew visited the island, but he insists he never saw anything untoward.
The flight logs allegedly show that after spending three nights on the island, Prince Andrew went to West Palm Beach where Epstein owned a £15 million home.
It is claimed the records also show he flew on Epstein’s Gulfstream from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to West Palm Beach on May 12, 2000.
And it is alleged that Prince Andrew took a flight on the plane from London Luton to Edinburgh on September 1, 2006 – six weeks after Epstein was arrested for sex offences.
The private jet has been described as having thick burgundy carpets, leather executive chairs and a gourmet chef on board.
Guests were said to be given dishes including Wagyu beef steak and caviar blinis as well as vintage Cristal champagne.
The claims come after a court earlier heard that a woman who has accused Ghislaine Maxwell of grooming her to be abused by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein once took a flight with Prince Andrew.
The victim, known in court as “Jane’, was asked about her time on board the late billionaire’s private jet nicknamed the ‘Lolita Express’.
Cross-examined by defence counsel for Maxwell during the British socialite’s sex abuse case, attorney Laura Menninger said: “Do you remember Prince Andrew being on a flight with you?”
Jane, whose identity is protected, replied: “Yes”.
The testimony which came earlier this month is the first time an alleged victim who witnessed the Duke of York, 61, on an Epstein flight has appeared before a jury.
The flight, which ‘Jane’ is listed as being on board with Andrew was when she 20-years-old flying from the billionaire’s ranch in New Mexico to his home in Palm Beach.
The Duke has been under fire for his close ties to the late paedophile, who committed suicide in August 2019 as he awaited trial for sex trafficking.
Andrew is also facing a lawsuit from Virginia Giuffre, who claims Epstein and Maxwell made her have sex with the UK royal three times, starting in 2001 when she was 17.
The royal has emphatically denied the allegations and any wrongdoing.
The Mirror has contacted a representative for Prince Andrew for comment.