Could St Maarten Become a Hub For Travel to Nevis?

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Above: St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Could Nevis get an airlift boost from St Maarten?

That’s one of the initiatives Nevis Tourism Minister Mark Brantley is working on for the 2013/2014 season, hoping to expand upon the airlift the island receives from places like San Juan, Antigua and St Kitts.

“We have met with the airport authorities in St Maarten as we try to encourage that airport which is a very popular and a very widely used airport, to become a hub for Nevis and so we’re looking especially through the European link, to mix and match our hub,” Amory said this week. “We continue, of course, to partner with St Kitts as well but also San Juan, Puerto Rico.”

Nevis is seeing several new flights to the island, with the latest being Fly Montserrat out of Antigua.

The latter is a destination with which Amory said the government was looking to deepen its relationship.

“We are also going to be reaching out to the Antigua Tourism Authority, to ensure that there is an exchange between Nevis and Antigua as it relates not just to the service of the flight but as it relates to hotel accommodation and hotel stay packages that include your airline ticket,” Brantley said.