Delta adds St Kitts route

Delta Air Lines will be commencing a new non-stop flight
from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to St. Kitts,
marking the
first time the airline will offer service to this Caribbean
island.  The flight will operate once a
week on Saturdays, beginning on February
16, 2008.

Delta Air Lines flight DL373 will depart Atlanta at 11:15 a.m.
eastern
daylight-saving time and arrive into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International
Airport at 4:05 p.m. local time.  The return flight DL372 will depart St. Kitts
at 4:55 p.m. and arrive
into Atlanta at
8:05 p.m.  These flight times allow for several convenient
connections from the feeder banks on both flight segments.
To start this weekly service, Delta will use
a 150 seat, 737-800 Boeing aircraft with 16 first class seats and 134 economy
seats.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with Delta
Air
Lines to provide non-stop service to St. Kitts,” said Dr Denzil Douglas,
Prime
Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis.  “The fact that Atlanta is one of the world’s
largest
airline
hubs literally opens St Kitts to receive visitors connecting from gateways
across the entire US and the world.  This
flight will be a wonderful compliment to our overall existing airlift and we
are confident that the service will achieve good results and future
growth.” Of
note is the ease of connections this new flight provides from the Upper
Mid-West region of the US
and from Canada.
The February, 2008 Delta service start-up will follow by three months the
November, 2007, commencement of the previously announced twice weekly
non-stop
American Airlines service to St. Kitts from JFK, New York on Wednesdays
and Sundays.

To celebrate the new service, Delta
is offering a one-way special fare of $299 from Atlanta to St. Kitts
(based on a round-trip
purchase), for purchase by Sept. 26, 2007, with travel completed by May 3,
2008.  Additional taxes/fees/restrictions
apply. Fare shown is available for purchase only on delta.com or from a
travel
agent.

Located in the
Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean,
St.
Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s
natural
beauty, diverse 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 former 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
water sports, 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. 
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