BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 4TH 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport is getting ready to welcome two more non-stop flights by American Airlines from Miami’s International Airport in Florida.
The U.S. carrier is also changing the schedule for its non-stop flights to St. Kitts from New York JFK beginning Nov. 21, 2013, ideally timed for the peak winter travel season.
The two additional American flights from Miami will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays and will complement the Friday and Sunday flights from Miami that were added in November 2012.
This expands American’s Miami service to 11 flights weekly, including twice daily service for four days per week from Thursday through Sunday.
From JFK, the flights will depart New York on Wednesdays and Saturdays and overnight on St. Kitts to return the following days, Thursday and Sunday morning.
The timing of the JFK flight southbound also changes to an afternoon departure from JFK with a morning departure northbound the next day, allowing for a greater number of connections in New York.
With the new flights, the southbound American flight AA1741 will depart Miami International Airport (MIA) at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) at 8:35 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday.
The northbound return flight AA1746 will depart St. Kitts at 8:40 a.m. and arrive at MIA at 11 a.m. every Friday through Monday.
The southbound American flight AA2051 will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) at 4:30 p.m. and arrive into St. Kitts at 9:40 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.
The northbound return flight AA2052 will depart St. Kitts at 9:40 a.m. and arrive at JFK at 1:25 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday.
American Airlines now uses a Boeing 737-800 aircraft for all flights into St. Kitts. These two additional daily flights continue a series of service increases to St. Kitts by American Airlines over the past eight years during the tenure of current Minister of Tourism and International transport, Sen. the Hon. Richard “Ricky” Skerritt.
American first started its Miami service to St. Kitts in December 2004 with three flights weekly, which grew to five flights weekly in 2006 and to daily flights in 2008.
The Miami service increased to nine flights per week last year and just one year later, with these two additional Miami flights, to 11 flights per week.
American has operated twice weekly service from JFK to St. Kitts since November 2007.