BASSETERRE, St. Kitts-Nevis, August 22, 2018 (CMC) – For the first time in St. Kitts and Nevis’ history, United Airlines will fly a second, weekly, nonstop flight from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, complementing the carrier’s existing Saturday service.
Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce, Lindsay Grant, said the addition of a mid-week flight, marks yet another historic first for the twin-island federation this year.
“I could not be more pleased to welcome this additional service, which increases the available options, for visitors and Diaspora, to get to island during peak travel season from the New York metropolitan area, which is our primary source market for arrivals,” he said.
Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, said, having the Wednesday flight gives travellers more flexibility in their vacation planning, and provides increased capacity during the period when demand is highest.
“This is a testament to the success of our work to grow North American airlift, from key gateways, in order to accommodate new hotel developments and existing hotel product upgrades,” she said.
United first began serving St. Kitts in December 2015, and continues to operate non-stop Saturday flights from Newark.