American Airlines To Start Daily Flights To St. Kitts – Nevis

American Airlines 737-800 To St. Kitts - Nevis

Airlines 737-800 To St. Kitts – Nevis From Miami

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
July 22, 2008 (CUOPM)

The thrust of the governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Administration to transform the national economy of the twin-island federation, continues to bear positive fruits.

American Airlines has announced it will increase its service to daily flights into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from Miami International starting on November 3rd 2008.

American Airlines flight #2299 will depart MIA daily at 10:50 a.m. arriving into St. Kitts at 2:50 p.m.  The return flight #2280 will depart St. Kitts at 3:45 p.m. arriving into MIA at 6:05 p.m.  American Airlines will use a 148 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 first class seats and 132 economy seats for these flights.

American Airlines first started a Miami service to St. Kitts in December 2004 with three flights weekly, which grew to five flights in 2006.  American Airlines also commenced a twice weekly service from New York’s JFK Airport to St. Kitts in November 2007.

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Caribbean Leaders Focus On Tourism At Antigua Meeting

Vance W. Amory International Airport - Nevis, West Indies

Vance W. Amory Airport – Nevis, West Indies
Photo By Michael S. Maxson

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
July 03, 2008 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis‘  Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas was among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders who began their first full day of deliberations on Wednesday focusing on the tourism sector that has been a key contributor to their countries’ economies.

There are concerns that recent global developments, such as the rising cost of fuel and changes in flight schedules by US-based airlines, could undermine the viability of an industry that provides thousands of jobs for Caribbean nationals.

The leaders heard special presentations by St. Lucia’s Tourism Minister and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Hon. Allan Chastenet and his Antigua and Barbuda counterpart, Hon. Harold Lovell, on efforts to make the sector more competitive in light of the new threats, including a 17 percent cutback in airline services from the United States, – the region’s main tourism market.

Chastenet told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that oil prices were expected to reach an estimated US$170 a barrel and that this could also be accompanied by a 20 percent cut in capacity by the US airlines industry.

“Clearly, as the price of oil continues to increase, that may get more serious,” he said.

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Nevis Premier To Speak About Airport Expansion

Nevis Island Airport

Vance W. Amory Airport, Newcastle, Nevis
Photo by Michael S. Maxson

Charlestown, Nevis
June 2nd, 2008

Radio show host, Hastings Daniel, welcomed the Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Joseph Parry, to the popular program, “Tell Me”, where Premier Parry discussed the upcoming runway extension of the Nevis Airport.

Premier Parry, Cabinet Secretary- Mr. Ashley Farrell and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Laurie Lawrence met with Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas in St. Kitts last week, where they discussed a number of issues; the airport extension being “one of the main concerns”, according Premier Parry.

Since Premier Parry attended the World Bank meeting in Washington D.C last year and returned stating that he had received in principle the assistance for the runway extension, numerous persons have questioned the a need for airport expansion.

Premier Parry reported that he does not believe that the people of Nevis are fully aware that the American Eagle has been landing on Nevis with a number of restrictions, some being that they can not come to Nevis with a full fuel tank, after dark flights into Nevis are not allowed and the planes can not accommodate all passengers with their baggage, if the flight is full.

Last year, during a World Bank meeting in Washington D. C., the Premier of Nevis met with Kuwaiti officials and discussed the possibility of securing assistance from the Kuwaiti Government.

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