CASTRIES, St Lucia, Tuesday August 28, 2018 – Three United States carriers – American Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines – are boosting flights to St Lucia, starting in the fall.
The St Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) says JetBlue is expanding its luxury Mint service in the Caribbean and will launch this service on flights from Boston Logan International Airport to St Lucia starting November 3, 2018. The airline will also resume its Mint service on Saturday flights from New York’s JFK airport to St Lucia, starting February 2019.
United Airlines’ Saturday-only flights from Chicago O’Hare will operate starting January 5, 2019 through April 30, 2019.
American Airlines previously announced that it will add a new daily flight into St Lucia from Miami, Florida beginning December 19, 2018.
Acting CEO at the SLTA, Tiffany Howard said the Authority recognizes the importance of airlift to grow the tourism sector, and has been working hard to get more flights into the Eastern Caribbean island.
“Already, we have had record stayover arrivals this year, and this new JetBlue service, plus the new American Airlines flight from Miami, Florida starting in December and United Airline’s service from Chicago in January, will only serve to increase the number of visitors staying over in St Lucia. This is great news for us!” she said.
However, she stressed that the SLTA would not stop at those gains.
“We are continuing to negotiate additional airlift into St Lucia because it is paramount to our success. We will leverage St Lucia’s desirability among potential visitors to attract increased air traffic from both our traditional and non-traditional airlines partners, especially out of our major source markets, so we can satisfy the growing demand for destination St Lucia,” Howard said.