Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 13th, 2007 (CUOPM)
Another shot in the arm for tourism in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The twin-island’s Federation’s Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has announced that Delta Airlines will be commencing a new non-stop flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport next year.
“Our airlift continues to improve. In fact, we have the St. Kitts Tourism Authority here announcing that Delta Airlines will introduce non-stop jet service to St. Kitts starting on Saturday 16th February and will continue every Saturday,” Prime Minister Douglas, who is also Minister of Tourism told his monthly Press Conference.
“This brings our people living in Atlanta closer to home with a direct service and opens up new opportunities for visitors and tourists who would want to visit St. Kitts and Nevis as a preferred destination,” said Prime Minister Douglas.“We are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines. 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 as it will provide easy connections from the Upper Mid-West region of the US and from Canada,” said Dr. Douglas.
The St. Kitts Tourism Authority said 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.
Located in the Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, diverse cultural heritage and rich history. The twin 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.