CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop flights to St. Kitts and Nevis, including a new weekly Saturday flight from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to St. Kitts, with service beginning Dec. 23, 2017. The airline is also adding a second weekly flight from Atlanta to St. Kitts that will operate on Tuesdays starting Jan. 9, 2018, in addition to the weekly Saturday flights between the two cities. Both flights will be operated by a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, offering 16 Business Class, 36 Premium Economy, and 108 Economy seats.
As many visitors to St. Kitts' sister island of Nevis come through the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts, this is welcome news, especially for travelers from the New York tri-state area. "The Northeastern US has always been a prized market for tourism to Nevis so this will be very welcomed news to the growing number of travelers who visit our beautiful island," says Greg B. Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Board. "And the additional flight from Atlanta will help to satisfy the growing tourism demand from not only Atlanta, but also from their greater network across the US as one of the largest airlines."
"We are very pleased to welcome the new Delta flight from JFK, as it is a very strong market for the Federation and, in particular, for Nevis, while the additional peak season service from Atlanta further expands capacity from a top gateway," said the Honorable Mark Brantley, Nevis Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Aviation. "These flights align perfectly with our strategy to provide non-stop airlift from our key international gateways."
"Delta is committed to providing a network that supports both business and leisure travel needs, while also offering our customers unmatched operational reliability and innovative products and services at the airport and onboard," said Henry Kuykendall, Delta's Vice President – New York. "This new service to St. Kitts bolsters our strong portfolio of Caribbean destinations from JFK and adds to our more than 500 daily departures from New York to points worldwide."
SOURCE Nevis Tourism Authority