St. Kitts & Nevis welcomes a new non-stop service from Newark by United Airlines
11 August 2015
The St. Kitts tourism authority today announces that United Airlines is launching an inaugural non-stop service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to St. Kitts. Commencing December 2015, the flights will offer direct flights on Saturdays through to April 30th 2016.
A 737-800 aircraft with capacity ranging from 154 to 166 seats will be used for these direct flights, which will complement existing non-stop airlift into St. Kitts from North America, providing more convenient options for travelers to get to St. Kitts in the peak winter travel season.
"The launch of this new service from United is very significant for St. Kitts, particularly as many of our new hotel developments including Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill, Park Hyatt St. Kitts at Christophe Harbour, Koi Resort & Residences and Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Kitts are open or opening within the next few years," said the Hon. Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant. "To support the growth in available room stock, a simultaneous growth of our airlift is required. The Northeastern U.S. has historically been our largest source market for visitors, and these new flights also allow for more connections from key gateways in and near this region."
The Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St. Kitts & Nevis and Deputy Premier of Nevis stated, "We welcome the United Airlines flight from Newark as an integral component of our strategy to provide non-stop airlift from our key international gateways. Our visitor research and stakeholder input have indicated that New Jersey is a very strong market for the Federation and for Nevis, in particular."
United is the U.S. airline with the most comprehensive global route network, and the new service provides additional connections from St. Kitts' top feeder gateways.
"We're excited to offer new service into St. Kitts from our world-class Newark hub," said Director of Leisure Sales for United Airlines, Vic Kerckhoff. "This addition will mark United's 18th Caribbean destination from our domestic airports, offering more flexibility and choice for flyers traveling to the region."
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