The St. Kitts Tourism Authority has
announced that American Airlines will be commencing a new flight from New
York’s popular JFK International Airport to St. Kitts, the island’s first
this region. The flight will operate
twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays, beginning on November 18, 2007.
American Airlines flight #2051 will depart JFK at 10:45 a.m.
into St. Kitts at 3:55 p.m. The return
flight #2052 will depart St. Kitts at 5:05 p.m. arriving into JFK at 8:30
p.m. American Airlines will use a 188
seat, 757-200 aircraft with 22 first class seats and 166 economy seats for
“This is a key step forward in developing our island’s tourism
said Richard O. “Ricky” Skerritt, Minister of State in the Ministry of
Sports Culture for the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis. “The new flight
from American Airlines
enables us to better access the affluent tourism market of the Northeast US, making
it easier and faster for
from that region to get to St. Kitts than ever before.
Further, the flights are ideally timed so as
to permit the maximum amount of time on island without requiring travelers to
get to the airport too early or arrive home too late.”
Located in the
northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St.
Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s
beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety
of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding
the scenic railway that connects the island’s sugar plantations, touring
Brimstone Hill Fortress, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the
Eastern Caribbean, and the more traditional vacation pastimes such as
golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino
or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Guests can
select from accommodations ranging from intimate plantation inns to larger
hotels or resorts.