American Airlines Increases Flights To St. Kitts – Nevis

American Airlines  Flights To St. Kitts – Nevis Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis July 18, 2008 The St. Kitts Tourism Authority today announces that American Airlines will be increasing service to St. Kitts from Miami to daily flights beginning November 3, 2008.  American Airlines flight #2299 will depart MIA daily at 10:50 a.m. arriving into St. Kitts at 2:50 p.m.  …

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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

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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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Ameican Airlines To Charge For ALL Checked Bags!!!

Flying to Nevis via American Airlines just got a lot more expensive! Updated American Airlines Checked Bag Policies Know before you go! Customers who purchase domestic economy class tickets on or after May 12, 2008 but before June 15, 2008 may check one bag for free and check a second bag for $25 each way. Customers who purchase domestic economy …

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Getting to Nevis Just Got Easier Via Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines Flights To St. Kitts Nevis  Charlestown, Nevis April 16, 2008  Got this in my email today from Delta Airlines / Northwest Airlines.  Due to the “hopefully” upcoming merger between these two airlines, getting to Nevis will be easier for us folks in the Midwest part of the USA.  Northwest has always had a lock on this region due …

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