Delta Airlines starts non-stop St Kitts service

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, September 14, 2007 – Delta Airlines will start a new weekly non-stop Saturday service to St Kitts from Atlanta from February, the government has announced.

“Our airlift continues to improve.,” said Dr Denzil Douglas, prime minister and minister of tourism of St Kitts and Nevis.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines. The fact that Atlanta is one of the world’s largest airline hubs literally opens St Kitts to receive visitors connecting from gateways across the entire US and the world.  This flight will be a wonderful compliment to our overall existing airlift and we are confident that the service will achieve good results and future growth as it will provide easy connections from the Upper Mid-West region of the US and from Canada.”

The St Kitts Tourism Authority said Delta Air Lines flight DL373 – a 150 seat, 737-800 Boeing aircraft – will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 1115am EST and arrive into St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport at 405pm.  The return flight DL372 will depart St Kitts at 455pm and arrive into Atlanta at 805pm.

It said the flight times allow for several “convenient connections” from the feeder banks on both flight segments.