By the Caribbean Journal staff
St Kitts is seeing a veritable boom in new airlift in recent months, with another carrier expanding to the destination: American Airlines.
The world’s largest airline is adding a new route from Dallas-Fort Worth to St Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
The new service will launch this spring, with flights operating every Saturday between May 25 and Aug. 17.
American will be operating the service on Airbus A319 aircraft with 128 seats, including eight in business.
The new route comes as St Kitts has seen the launch of a wave of new flights, including new Wednesday flights from Newark to St Kitts and a new route from Minneapolis to St Kitts on Sun Country.
Last week, Sun Country announced another new route to St Kitts in the pipeline, also out of Dallas-Fort Worth.
“The addition of a nonstop flight from Dallas-Fort Worth by American Airlines marks yet another historic first for St Kitts and Nevis as the destination continues to build out airlift from key source markets,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St Kitts Tourism Authority.
It’s yet another boost for what is becoming one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean, from the sparkle of the Park Hyatt St Kitts, which was named Caribbean Hotel of the Year in the 2018 Caribbean Travel Awards, to the eco-luxe Belle Mont Farm retreat, which has turned into a destination in its own right in the north of the island.