American Airlines’ Planes In St. Kitts
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 28, 2012 (CUOPM)
American Airlines recent announcement that it is adding two additional flights to St. Kitts and Nevis Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from Miami has been welcomed by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
“Not only will these additional flights accommodate visitors to the Federation, but equally importantly, we all know that the November/February period is the period in which Kittitians and Nevisians come home to see relatives, to relive their carnival experiences, and/or to take much-needed breaks from studies abroad. These additional routes will dramatically simplify nationals’ ability to travel back and forth at this very hectic period for airline travel,” said Prime Minister Douglas during his weekly radio cal in programme “Ask the Prime Minister.’
American Airlines operate daily flights to St. Kitts from Miami which arrives in St. Kitts mid-afternoon. Beginning in November, there will now be 4:45 pm flights from Miami to St. Kitts on Fridays and Sundays, arriving at Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International at 8:35 pm. The aircraft and crew will overnight and leave St. Kitts on a Saturday morning and on a Monday morning at 8:40 and arriving in Miami at 11:05.
Prime Minister Douglas commended Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Sen. the Hon. Richard Skerritt for measures taken to ensure that despite the global downturn, international travelers would have reason to remember that St. Kitts and Nevis is a highly appealing destination and to visit the twin-island Federation.
“The results have been positive. Tourism-related projects here in the Federation have continued moving forward, travelers have continued to come and the benefits for the thousands of nationals who are directly or indirectly involved in, and are therefore affected by the tourism industry have, of course, followed,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
Dr. Douglas said the anticipation of a further-improved winter season, the airlift to the federation by the two American Airlines flights will bring the number of flights to nine weekly from Miami International.