Cathy A. Preece / Candice Adams-Kimmel
St. Kitts & Nevis Welcomes New Non-Stop Service
from JFK and Additional Peak Season Service from Atlanta by Delta Air Lines
Additional Flights Provide More Options for Travel to the Federation
Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts Tourism Authority applauds Delta’s additional nonstop service to St. Kitts & Nevis, including additional service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a second weekly non-stop flight to the Federation from its Atlanta hub that will operate throughout the peak winter 2017/2018 season, complementing Delta’s existing Saturday non-stop service from Atlanta (ATL).
Commencing December 23, 2017, the new JFK non-stop flights will operate weekly on Saturdays to/from Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on St. Kitts. The schedule for these flights is as follows-
Flight Depart Arrive
DL 513 JFK 8:35 am SKB 1:45 pm
DL 551 SKB 2:50 pm JFK 6:35 pm
From December 23, 2017 through January 6, 2018 on Wednesdays and from January 9, 2018 through March 27, 2018 on Tuesdays, Delta will operate a second weekly non-stop flight from ATL to/from St. Kitts, as follows-
Flight Depart Arrive
DL 890 ATL 10:00 am SKB 2:58 pm
DL 863 SKB 4:10 pm ATL 7:35 pm
Delta will utilize a Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 20 first class, 27 Delta Comfort+ and 152 economy class seats for the JFK flights. For the Atlanta flights on Wednesdays, Delta will use a Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 20 business class, 27 Delta Comfort+ and 152 economy class seats. For the Atlanta flights on Tuesday, Delta will operate a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 business class, 34 Delta Comfort+ and 110 economy class seats. Flights are listed in local time and schedules are subject to change.
These flights will increase existing non-stop airlift into St. Kitts & Nevis from North America, providing more convenient options and greater flexibility for travelers to get to the Federation.
“The launch of this additional service from Delta is very significant for St. Kitts and demonstrates confidence in our expanding tourism product by a key airlift partner,” said Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant. “The timing of this additional flying is especially favorable, with many of our new hotel developments including Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill, Park Hyatt St. Kitts at Christophe Harbour and others either open or soon to be opening. The Northeastern U.S. has historically been our largest source market for visitors and Atlanta is the most highly-trafficked airport in the U.S., therefore these flights help support our growing room stock.”
The Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St. Kitts & Nevis and Deputy Premier of Nevis, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome the new Delta flight from JFK, as it is a very strong O/D and flow market for the Federation and, in particular, for Nevis, while the additional peak season service from Atlanta further expands capacity from a top gateway. These flights align perfectly with our strategy to provide non-stop airlift from our key international gateways.”
“As New York’s #1 airline, Delta is committed to providing a network that supports both business and leisure travel needs, while also offering our customers unmatched operational reliability and innovative products and services at the airport and onboard,” said Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s Vice President – New York. “This new service to St. Kitts bolsters our strong portfolio of Caribbean destinations from JFK and adds to our more than 500 daily departures from New York to points worldwide.”
About Delta Air Lines:
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.
About St. Kitts:
St. Kitts is currently ranked by US News & World Report, with sister island Nevis, at #1 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, #2 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World, #5 on a list of Best Family Vacations in the Caribbean, #7 on a list of the Best Islands in the World and #7 on a list of the Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean. The destination is also ranked at #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime and one of the Top 12 Best Caribbean Vacations on FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor®.
Most recently, The Wall Street Journal ranked St. Kitts as #9 on a list of 10 places across the world for Where to Vacation in 2017, Coastal Living ranked St. Kitts as #16 of The World’s 21 Top Luxury Beach Destinations in 2017, and Caribbean Journal ranked St. Kitts as #11 of 25 Caribbean Destinations to Visit in 2017. St. Kitts has also been named #8 of the Top 10 Sexiest Places on the Planet by Reader’s Digest (Canada), one of the Best Caribbean Cruise Destinations by Thrillist and one of 6 Caribbean Islands You Need to Visit Now by Travelocity. In 2016, St. Kitts ranked #9 on a list of Top 10 Emerging Luxury Destinations for 2016 (the only Caribbean island on the list) and #15 of The Top 21 Destinations for 2016 by Robb Report, #7 among the Hottest Places to Travel this Winter by CNN Money based on bookings received by Virtuoso, and was called one of the Ones to Watch in 2016 by Travel Weekly.
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on the beach. For more information about St. Kitts, visit www.stkittstourism.kn.
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