By the Caribbean Journal staff
United Airlines is expanding its flight service to the island of St Kitts.
The carrier will be adding a second weekly nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and St Kitts for the peak season.
The Wednesday flight will complement United’s existing Saturday flight to the island.
“The addition of a mid-week flight by United Airlines marks yet another historic first for St.Kitts this year,” said St Kitts Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant. “I could not be more pleased to welcome this additional service, which increases the available options for visitors and Diaspora to get to island during peak travel season from the New York metropolitan area, which is our primary source market for arrivals.”
United first began flying to St Kitts in 2015; this will be the first time the carrier has ever operated more than one weekly flight to the island.
“We are thrilled that United has decided to provide a second weekly non-stop flight to St.Kitts,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “Having a Wednesdayflight gives travelers more flexibility in their vacation planning and provides increased capacity during the period when demand is highest. This is a testament to the success of our work to grow North American airlift from key gateways in order to accommodate new hotel developments and existing hotel product upgrades.”
It’s another lift for a destination on the move, buoyed by the already-successful debut of the Park Hyatt St Kitts, the brand’s first-ever Caribbean hotel.