British Airways Flight Taxis At St. Kitts Airport
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 29, 2010 (CUOPM)
Tuesday’s inauguration of a second British Airways flight into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport “is an important symbol of hope for our tourism arrivals at a challenging time for Caribbean tourism and at a financially awkward time for international airlift.”
So says St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, who, along with other local officials will welcome the new weekly Tuesday flight when it touches down at 3:35 P.M.
Mr. Skerritt said Monday that the British Airways decision to operate a second flight to St. Kitts from the UK “not only symbolises BA’s confidence in the future of our destination, it also highlights the promising results our partnership with BA has been enjoying for the Saturday operation which, in the first year alone, brought close to 10,000 visitors to our island.”
The new mid-week Tuesday flight will immediately increase capacity to St. Kitts and Nevis while offering even greater flexibility and choice to the duration of visitor nights.
BA, which began scheduled service to St. Kitts just over a year ago, will use a similar configuration to the existing Saturday flight with a three class, 280 seat Boeing 777 aircraft holding 40 Club World seats, 24 World Traveller Plus and 216 World Traveller seats.
CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Rosecita Jeffers said that in “this Celebrate St. Kitts Year, the new BA flight shows the attractiveness of St. Kitts as a destination for the UK market and is therefore good news for existing and new tour operators as well as for our hoteliers.”
“We are already seeing positive signs of a rebound in visitor arrivals and several trade and consumer initiatives currently in planning by the UK office of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority will undoubtedly ensure its continued success,” said Jeffers.