Dec 24 St. Kitts & Nevis Welcomes Inaugural Flight from Sun Country Travel, come to St. Kitts, Minneapolis, air travel, airlines, Sun Country airline, Lindsay Grant, https://www.suncountry.com/, intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, white sandy beaches



St. Kitts & Nevis Welcomes Inaugural Flight from Sun Country

Basseterre (22nd December ,2018) - Top officials from St. Kitts & Nevis welcomed the inaugural non-stop flight from Minneapolis to St. Kitts & Nevis by Sun Country Airlines (SY), which arrived at full capacity with a total of 126 passengers. The flight's arrival marks the first time the destination has been served from the upper Mid West region of the US.

"The upper Mid West is not only a hub for Sun Country, it is also a key source market in the United States that is home to a number of affluent residents," said the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce. "Visitors from this very important and growing region will now find it much more convenient to reach our shores. This flight will help us continue growing our US arrivals from a number of new and existing geographic markets."

"We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the management team at Sun Country for the time and hard work they contributed to bring this service to fruition," said the Hon. Mark Brantley, Nevis Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation "It is gratifying that Sun Country has recognized the potential of St. Kitts & Nevis as an upscale destination for leisure travel."

The grand celebration welcoming the flight began immediately upon its arrival. As passengers disembarked, they were treated to a performance by traditional masquerades right on the tarmac and each arriving individual was given a welcome gift.

Assembling to greet the flight was an impressive official delegation befitting the historic significance of the occasion, including: the Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce; and the Hon. Mark Brantley, Nevis Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation.

The on-island delegation then proceeded to the KayanJet Lounge to continue the festivities, with Prime Minister Harris presenting special gifts to Sun Country commemorating the occasion of the airline's inaugural flight. Banners from destination provided a scenic backdrop throughout the remarks made by Prime Minister Harris and Minister Grant with a closing toast given by Minister Brantley.

The inaugural Sun Country flight SY 777 carried a total of 126 valued passengers into the destination, having operated the Boeing 737-700 aircraft utilized for the flight at full capacity. The flight will continue to operate for peak season non-stop on Saturdays to St. Kitts & Nevis' Robert L. Bradshaw international airport on St. Kitts (SKB) from the carrier's Minneapolis hub (MSP) through April 20, 2019, as follows:

Flight   Depart   Arrive
SY777   MSP   7:40am   SKB   3:15pm
SY778   SKB   4:10pm   MSP   8:30pm

Note: Flights are listed in local times and schedules are subject to change.

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Jul 07 Problem at Antigua airport sees flights sent to St Kitts Air traffic, Antigua, chemical gas leak, Antigua airport closed, St. Kitts, LIAT, American Airlines, British Airways, Puerto Rico, flight delays, flights diverted to St. Kitts



St Kitts' Robert L Bradshaw International Airport became an unexpected host for American Airlines and British Airways flights after the sudden closure of Antigua's VC Bird International Airport.

The planes, which were heading to other destinations after stopping at Antigua, were grounded yesterday afternoon.

WIC News has reached out to both airlines for comment.

Stanley Smith, chief executive officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, said the closure occurred after chemical fumes leaked into the control tower.


Delays


He said workers who were on shift had to be evacuated to safety while the tower was flushed to ensure the air was clean.

"We apologized to customers for the delay to their journey after our flight diverted to St Kitts following the closure of the control tower at Antigua Airport," a British Airways spokesman told WIC News.

"The aircraft was refuelled and the flight continued on to Antigua."

According to Antigua's Observer Media, flights headed for the twin-island nation were diverted to both St Kitts and Puerto Rico.

Operations resumed shortly after 3pm AST but by then a number of LIAT's flights were already affected, were Virgin Atlantic and BA flights from London.

Two American Airlines flights from Miami and JFK airports were diverted from Antigua and Barbuda.

Source: http://wicnews.com/caribbean/problem-at-antigua-airport-sees-flights-sent-to-st-kitts-59533470/


Jan 16 Seaborne Airlines Makes First Flights to St Kitts, Nevis St. Kitts travel, tourism, St. Kitts flights, Puerto Rico, Seaborne Airlines



Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines made its first-ever flight to St Kitts on Wednesday.

The flight, which departed from San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, continued after St Kitts to land at Nevis' Vance Amory International Airport.

Seaborne, which announced its move to Puerto Rico last month, is operating the service with 34-seat Saab aircraft with two pilots and a flight attendant.

The flights depart San Juan at 3:25 PM and arrive in St Kitts at 4:50, before departing for Nevis at 5:10 and arriving at 5:30.

The flight departs Nevis the following morning at 7 AM, arrives in St Kitts at 7:30 AM and returns to Puerto Rico at 7:50 AM.

The carrier is in the midst of a major expansion in the Caribbean, with four more 34-seat Saabs on the way this year.

Seaborne will receive an official welcome in St Kitts next week.

Source: http://www.caribjournal.com/2014/01/16/seaborne-airlines-makes-first-flights-to-st-kitts-nevis/


Nov 08 Seaborne Airlines Introduces Service to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis Continues Caribbean Fleet Growth St. Kitts, flights, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rober L. Bradshaw International Airport, Nevis, Vance Amory International Airport, Seaborne Airlines



ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Seaborne Airlines announced today that they will launch a new route between Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and St Kitt's Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), with continuous service to Nevis' Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV), beginning Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. The flights will operate daily.

Seaborne will operate 34-seat Saab aircraft with two pilots, a flight attendant and the outstanding in-flight service Seaborne is known for. Whether for local Puerto Rican visitors or connecting customers from the states, Seaborne's schedule makes Caribbean travel easy.

Departing from SJU: 3:25 PM
Arriving SKB: 4:50
 
Departing from SKB: 5:10 PM
Arriving NEV 5:30 PM (Customers stay on the plane at SKB)
 
Departing from NEV: 7:00 AM
Arriving SKB: 7:20 AM (Customers stay on the plane at SKB)
 
Departing from SKB: 7:50 AM
Arriving SJU 9:00 AM

"The new Seaborne routes strengthen Puerto Rico's place as a Caribbean five-star destination, with excellent air access infrastructure and flight options ", stated Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. We are certain that the flights from St. Kitts and Nevis will make Puerto Rico even more attractive to residents and visitors of the Caribbean region by providing convenient options that fit their schedule and budget".

"Seaborne is building out an exciting new flight network between Puerto Rico and the neighboring islands," said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of International Transport for the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis. "This San Juan service will also add valuable capacity to the system of air bridges we have been developing between St. Kitts & Nevis and various international source markets."

"Nevis welcomes Seaborne Airlines to serve the needs of our visitors and local travellers alike.

San Juan-Nevis is a critical link between Nevis and the United States of America. The Government and people of Nevis look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with Seaborne. This new service is excellent news for Nevis and demonstrates Seaborne's commitment to investing in and developing new markets", said Honorable Mark A.G. Brantley, Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism for Nevis.

To commemorate the launch of Seaborne's fourteenth airport in the Caribbean, Seaborne is offering fares as low as $129 one-way, with taxes included for travel. Bookings must be made by December 15, 2013 for travel by March 31, 2014. Flights can be reserved via seaborneairlines.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity or through your local travel agency.

Seaborne also announced the addition of four more 34-seat Saab aircraft in the first half of 2014. "These planes will increase our Caribbean fleet to thirteen aircraft, providing travelers throughout the Caribbean with even more travel options and the service they deserve", said Gary Foss, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaborne Airlines.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 20 years, carrying over two million customers safely. With over 1,800 monthly departures to fourteen airports planned by January, Seaborne serves San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Vieques, St. Thomas airport and seaplane bases, St. Croix airport and seaplane bases, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, La Romana, Dominican Republic in December and now St. Kitts and Nevis in January, 2014. All flights operate with two pilots and twin engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

Source: http://www.travelweekly.com/Caribbean-Travel/Seaborne-Airlines-to-launch-San-Juan-St-Kitts-route/


Oct 17 Increase in Passengers Arrivals to St. Kitts St. Kitts, tourism, air lines, flights to st. kitts, increase in arrivals, American Airlines, Miami flight, New York flight, Winair, LIAT, British Airways



BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, October 15th 2013 (CUOPM) - The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) is reporting increases in passenger arrivals and departures at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts for the month of August this year compared to the same period last year.

Figures from SCASPA's Department of Finance & Statistics indicate that 11,179 passengers arrived in August 2013 compared to 10,417, an increase of 762, passengers, up 7.31 percent.

The department is also reporting a 3.86 percent increase in departures, with 12,815 passengers leaving in August this year compared to 12,363 passengers in August 2012.

American Airlines, which operates 11 flights per week from Miami International and New York's JFK International, continues to be the leading passenger carrier into St. Kitts' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

SCASPA disclosed that American Airlines brought in 5,421 passengers on 46 flights in August.

The second leading carrier was LIAT with 3,610 passengers from 184 flights, followed by British Airways with 809 passengers on 9 flights.

SCASPA's Department of Finance and Statistics reported that next in line was US Airways with 601 passengers from five flights.

WINAIR brought in 228 passengers from 66 flights and a Miami Air charter with 187 passengers from 1 flight.

It also reported that 421 passengers arrived aboard 96 private aircraft.

Flights into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport increased from 439 in August last year to 585 this year, an increase of 146 in August this year, up 146 or 33.28 percent.

The number of flights out also increased from 439 in August last year to 586 in August this year, an increase of 147 or 33.56 percent.

Source: http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/80251


Aug 08 American Airlines Expands Service to St. Kitts American Airlines, flights to St. Kitts, Miami, daily flights, St. Kitts, tourism, New York



The St. Kitts Tourism Authority today announces that American Airlines will add two more non-stop flights to St. Kitts from Miami and change the schedule for its non-stop flights to St. Kitts from New York JFK beginning Nov. 21, 2013, ideally timed for the peak winter travel season.

The two additional American flights from Miami will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays and will complement the Friday and Sunday flights from Miami that were added in November 2012. This expands American's Miami service to 11 flights weekly, including twice daily service for four days per week from Thursday through Sunday.

From JFK, the flights are now scheduled to depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays and overnight on St. Kitts to return the following days (Thursdays and Sundays). The timing of the JFK flight southbound also changes to an afternoon departure from JFK with a morning departure northbound the next day, allowing for a greater number of connections in New York.

"I am pleased that American Airlines continues to demonstrate confidence in the strength of the St. Kitts & Nevis tourism industry," said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. "The addition of two more flights from Miami is indicative of increasing demand for our tourism product. Further, the schedule shift for the JFK flight to a later departure time creates a significant increase in the number of available connections to our destination from the U.S. and other international gateways."

"Whether it's for world-class beaches or breathtaking landscapes, we are pleased to give visitors from around the world greater access to St. Kitts with American's increased service," said Art Torno, American's Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. "With this new schedule, customers can enjoy even more convenient connections to the island from either New York JFK or Miami."

With the new flights, the southbound American flight AA1741 will depart Miami International Airport (MIA) at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at St. Kitts' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) at 8:35 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday. The northbound return flight AA1746 will depart St. Kitts at 8:40 a.m. and arrive at MIA at 11 a.m. every Friday through Monday.

The southbound American flight AA2051 will depart New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) at 4:30 p.m. and arrive into St. Kitts at 9:40 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. The northbound return flight AA2052 will depart St. Kitts at 9:40 a.m. and arrive at JFK at 1:25 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday. American now uses a Boeing 737-800 aircraft for all flights into St. Kitts. These two additional daily flights continue a series of service increases to St. Kitts by American Airlines over the past eight years.

American first started its Miami service to St. Kitts in December 2004 with three flights weekly, which grew to five flights weekly in 2006 and to daily flights in 2008. The Miami service increased to nine flights per week last year and just one year later, with these two additional Miami flights, to 11 flights per week. American has operated twice weekly service from JFK to St. Kitts since November 2007.

About St. Kitts:

St. Kitts is currently ranked at #2 in a list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations and #4 in a list of the 12 Best Islands in the World by US News & World Report. Last year, St. Kitts was named one of "5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now" by MSNBC. It was also named one of the "Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012" by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island's Brimstone Hill Fortress was named one of "10 Great Places To Explore The World's Best-Kept Secrets" by USA Today. St. Kitts was also named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination's natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island's stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the region's only scenic railway which connects the island's former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, ziplining, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts' exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island's sandy beaches. Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and/or YouTube.

Source: http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/77278


Apr 26 American Airlines maintains leading carrier status into Robert Bradshaw Airport American Airlines, Air Canada, LIAT, WinAir, British Airways, US Airways, Delta Air, Miami Air Charter, Trans Anguilla, Air Anguilla, passengers to St. Kitts, St. Kitts tourism, flights to St. Kitts



American Airlines flight taking off from St. Kitts Bradshaw International AirportAmerican Airlines continues to be the leading passenger carrier into St. Kitts' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

The St. Christopher and Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), which reported a total of 12,874 passenger arrivals in March, disclosed that American Airlines brought in 6,243 passengers on 50 flights, while its commuter carrier brought in 705 from 28 flights, a total of 6,945 passengers from 78 flights.

The second leading carrier was LIAT with 2,384 passengers from 185 flights, followed by British Airways with 900 passengers on 9 flights.

SCASPA's Department of Finance and Statistics reported that next in line was Delta Air with 842 passengers from five flights; US Airways, 664 passengers from five flights; Air Canada, 586 passengers from five flights and Miami Air charter, 171 passengers from 2 flights. WINAIR brought in 108 passengers from 50 flights, Trans Anguilla, 44 passengers from 14 flights and Air Anguilla, 12 passengers from 7 flights.

SCAPA reported a 16 percent increase in passengers arrivals in March, an 11 percent increase in flights inward and outward bound flights into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

Source: http://www.cuopm.com/newsitem_new.asp?articlenumber=3687&post200803=true


Feb 13 St. Kitts hotels in air/land package sale with American Airlines from New York and Miami American Airlines, flights, specials, New York, JFK Airport, Miami, Miami International Airport, travel between March and June



American Airlines special from Miami or New York to St KittsBASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 13TH 2013 (CUOPM) - American Airlines and several hotels on St. Kitts have launched an air/land package sale to the Caribbean destination.

A statement from the St. Kitts Tourism Authority on Wednesday said the Air/Land Package sale are on American Airlines' non-stop flights to St. Kitts's Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from New York's JFK Airport and Florida's Miami International Airport.

"The timing of this package sale is ideal for driving traffic during the upcoming shoulder season and the inclusion of both gateways yields a wide base of potential travelers in two of St. Kitts' top US source markets for visitor arrivals," said Senator Ricky Skerritt, St. Kitts' Minister of Tourism & International Transport.

The package must be booked in conjunction with a hotel stay at one of St. Kitts' participating hotels and is available from AA Vacations or via a preferred travel provider. The package must be booked by March 15, 2013 for travel between March 1 and June 13, 2013. A Sunday night stay is also required and the maximum length of stay is 30 days. Accommodations can be upgraded at an additional cost. Other restrictions, charges, taxes and fees may apply.

Participating hotels are: Bird Rock Beach Hotel, Sugar Bay Club Resort, Timothy Beach Resort, Ocean Terrace Inn, St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino, Ottley's Plantation Inn and Frigate Bay Resort.

American Airlines flies non-stop to St. Kitts from Miami daily with twice daily service on Fridays and Sundays. Flight AA2281 departs Miami at 11:20am and arrives into St. Kitts at 3:15pm and, on Fridays and Sundays, Flight AA1163 departs Miami at 4:45pm and arrives into St. Kitts at 8:40pm. Return flight AA814 departs St. Kitts at 3:20pm and arrives into Miami at 6:45pm and, on Fridays and Sundays, return flight AA1728 departs St. Kitts at 7:40am and arrives into Miami at 11:05am. The carrier also flies non-stop to St. Kitts from JFK on Wednesdays and Sundays, with flight AA2051 departing JFK at 7:50am and arriving into St. Kitts at 12:05pm, and return flight AA1990 departing St. Kitts at 1:10pm and arriving into JFK at 5:59pm. All flights are listed in local time.

Source: http://www.cuopm.com/newsitem_new.asp?articlenumber=3528&post200803=true