CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Wednesday May 24, 2017 – Delta Airlines will roll out new nonstop flights to St. Kitts and Nevis, including a new route that will launch just before Christmas.
The new weekly Saturday flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to St. Kitts, begins December 23. The airline is also adding a second weekly flight from Atlanta to St. Kitts that will operate on Tuesdays, starting January 9 next year.
Both flights will be operated by a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, offering 16 Business Class, 36 Premium Economy, and 108 Economy seats.
With many visitors to Nevis travelling through the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts, tourism officials in the sister isle are welcoming the news.
“The Northeastern US has always been a prized market for tourism to Nevis so this will be very welcomed news to the growing number of travelers who visit our beautiful island,” said Greg Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Board. “And the additional flight from Atlanta will help to satisfy the growing tourism demand from not only Atlanta, but also from their greater network across the US as one of the largest airlines.”
Mark Brantley, Nevis Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Aviation added that the flights align perfectly with the strategy to provide non-stop airlift from key international gateways.
Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s Vice President – New York, said the new service to St. Kitts bolsters the airline’s strong portfolio of Caribbean destinations from JFK.