Air Canada to fly St. Kitts routes for winter
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Monday July 18, 2011 - Air Canada is to begin scheduled seasonal service into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in December.
The weekly service starts on December 23, 2011 for the peak winter 2011/2012 travel season which ends in April 2012.
The non-stop flight will operate from Toronto on Fridays and will be the island’s only non-stop commercial flight from Canada, making St. Kitts and its sister island, Nevis, a more viable winter destination choice for travelers from this key North American market.
“The addition of this programme from Air Canada Vacations is very significant for St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Richard “Ricky” Skerritt.
“Canada has always been a valuable source market for visitors and investors as well as home to a large contingent of our Diaspora. I am gratified that Air Canada Vacations is adding us to their list of partner destinations this coming winter and our Government is working closely with our local hoteliers and other St. Kitts and Nevis tourism stakeholders to make full use of this opportunity to strengthen our travel and tourism relationship with Canada.”
The scheduled seasonal service follows several weeks of planning and a recent visit to Minister Skerritt by Shirley Lam, Manager Product Development, and Sylvia Costa, Manager Destination Services, of Air Canada Vacations.
The two Air Canada Vacations’ officials visited St. Kitts and Nevis hotels and other tourism partners to familiarize themselves with the destination and finalize plans for the weekly service.