American Airlines will fly a second weekly non-stop flight from New York’s John F. K International Airport to St. Kitts on Wednesdays, complementing the carrier’s existing non-stop Saturday service.
“I am very pleased to welcome the addition of this mid-week flight by American Airlines,” said the Lindsay Grant, minister of tourism, international trade, industry and commerce, St. Kitts.
“It’s wonderful to receive this additional service from a valued partner, which provides visitors and Diaspora alike with more ways to get to island from our primary source market.
“This is a testament to American’s confidence in our tourism product.”
Starting on December 18th, American Airlines will operate the flight utilising a 176-seat Boeing 757 with 16 business class seats through February, and then a 160-seat Boeing 738 with 16 business class seats.
Racquel Brown, chief executive of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, added: “The timing of this additional flight is particularly significant, as American just launched summer non-stop service from Dallas this past weekend and expanded twice-daily service from Miami International Airport to five days a week in 2017.
“The addition of mid-week service year-round from the New York metropolitan area indicates a growth in the marketplace concurrent with our marketing initiatives.
“This new service is part of our specific strategy to grow our tourism industry by building out airlift from select target gateways with our air partners to support the destination’s expanding hotel product.”
American Airlines is the carrier operating the most seats into St. Kitts.