Caribbean sub-regional airline Winair will recommence scheduled flights between St. Maarten and St. Kitts & Nevis on October 29th, 2012.
That announcement was made by St. Kitts & Nevis minister of tourism & international transport, Ricky Skerritt, following a confirmation visit last Thursday of a three-man delegation from Winair.
The delegation was headed by Michael Cleaver, president of Winair.
Skerritt said Winair’s 19-seat, twin engine aircraft will conveniently connect St. Kitts with key incoming international flights to St. Maarten from Europe and North America, and will reintroduce a domestic air service between Nevis and St. Kitts.
“I am particularly excited that Winair will be providing travellers with a daily airlift option between St. Kitts and Nevis, a route which is presently served only by sea ferries and small private charter aircraft,” Skerritt said.
“Incoming international transfers into St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport destined for St. Kitts will now have a smoother experience with a shorter wait time as well.”
The new service will depart St. Maarten at 17:55 daily for St. Kitts and overnight in Nevis nightly after arriving from St. Kitts at 18:55 pm.
The flight will start its daily morning journey back to St. Maarten at 09:00 from Nevis and 09:35from St. Kitts, arriving in St. Maarten at 10:05.
Winair’s president Michael Cleaver said, “Winair is a leaner and better airline after our recent reorganization and we are confident that our reliability is top quality.
“We are happy to be reintroducing a St. Kitts service after a gap of more than three years.”