American Airlines (AA) has agreed to offer additional flights to the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport, to cater for the St. Kitts Music Festival Traffic. The added flights are scheduled for June 21 and June 25, from Miami.
This was revealed by the Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Hon. Marsha Henderson, during a press conference organized by her Ministry.
AA will also double its daily non-stop flights from Miami between the 15th of August to the 5th of September, to accommodate travelling students.
The Tourism Minister noted that the additional airlift was just a small, but significant, step by her team to transform St. Kitts and Nevis into a year-round destination. Her Tourism team is focused on increasing the number of stay-over visitors, diversifying the country’s tourism product, building airlift capacity and increasing the perceived value of St. Kitts and Nevis as a destination.
Tourism contributes to 40%, and upwards, of the gross development product of St. Kitts and Nevis.
High-level discussions are being held with air carriers to discuss the options for new and expanded routes.
Presently, American Airlines operates a daily flight from Miami to St. Kitts.