BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – 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. 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 JFK to St. Kitts in November 2007.
“Such a significant increase in non-stop service by American Airlines during a time of widespread route cuts by US carriers is a testament to the quality of St. Kitts’ tourism product,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports & Culture. “This sustained growth in airlift to St. Kitts is directly related to the economic development taking place in our country and the increasing demand for our tourism product. These daily Miami flights are ideally timed, for both connecting and local travelers to spend more time on island without having to get to the airport too early or arrive home too late.”