BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Atlanta-based Delta Airlines is to increase the number of flight to St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport later this year.
Delta, which currently operates a flight from Atlanta, will add a second weekly non-stop flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The second flight will operate on Wednesdays, beginning on December 23, 2009, complementing Delta’s Saturday non-stop flight.
Delta Air Lines flight DL573 will depart Atlanta at 9:40 a.m. and arrive into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport at 2:35 p.m. The return flight DL574 will depart St. Kitts at 3:35 p.m. and arrive into Atlanta at 7:14 p.m.
These flight times allow for convenient round-trip connections from over 90 airports in the U.S. and Canada. Delta will use a 124-seat, 737-700 Boeing aircraft with 12 business class seats and 112 economy seats for this flight.
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism is greeted by Minister of State for Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard Skerritt (back turned) on the steps of the first weekly Atlanta flight.
“The addition of a second non-stop flight by Delta is very significant for St. Kitts,” said St. Kitst and Nevis Minister of Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt.
“Particularly in the current global economic conditions, the fact that Delta is increasing service demonstrates confidence in the St. Kitts tourism product. It will be a valuable complement to our overall existing airlift and provide greater flexibility for travelers via the world’s largest airline hub,” said Sen. Skerritt.