St. Kitts – Nevis Celebrates British Airways Service

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British Airways Flights From Gatwick To St. Kitts

Basseterre St. Kitts – Nevis
November 14, 2008

The upcoming start of the new British Airways scheduled service to St. Kitts – Nevis was celebrated at the 2008 World Travel Market at a champagne reception hosted by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. Key members of the press and travel industry were entertained by Manchester-based St. Kitts & Nevis Masqueraders and Clowns. The introduction of the weekly Saturday service, commencing 10 January 2009 from London Gatwick to St. Kitts, will be the first time an established UK scheduled carrier has operated a regular service to the destination.

Commenting on the introduction of this new service, the St Kitts & Nevis Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Senator Ricky Skerritt said “This timely BA service reinforces and supports a key part of the tourism strategy for St. Kitts which is to increase high end tourism. I applaud BA for expanding its Caribbean itinerary at a time when other airlines have been reducing capacity”.

“The new BA service is already attracting attention in the UK marketplace from tour operators and travelers who have not previously shown an interest in St Kitts, while the inclusion of the Club World seats also means that it is now easier for up market UK tour operators to sell both St. Kitts & Nevis”, Skerritt added.

BA will use a three class, 280 seat Boeing 777 aircraft with 40 Club World seats, 24 World Traveler Plus and 216 World Traveler seats. The London Gatwick service will also connect a wide array of UK and European cities served by BA.

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