New service launching in December
By Dana Niland
United Airlines is launching its first-ever nonstop service from New York to St Kitts, beginning December 2015.
The flights will operate out of Newark Liberty International Airport utilizing a 737-800 aircraft, and will run on Saturdays through April.
“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 St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. “To support the growth in available room stock, a simultaneous growth of our airlift is required. The Northeastern US 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.”
United’s new service will provide additional connections from St Kitts’ top feeder gateways including airports in Washington DC, Boston, and Chicago.
“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,” said Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St Kitts & Nevis and Deputy Premier of Nevis.