BASSETERRE: Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has welcomed American Airlines’ recent announcement that it is adding two additional flights to the twin-island federation from Miami.
“Not only will these additional flights accommodate visitors to the Federation, but equally importantly, we all know that the November/February period is the period in which Kittitians and Nevisians come home to see relatives, to relive their carnival experiences, and/or to take much-needed breaks from studies abroad.
“These additional routes will dramatically simplify nationals’ ability to travel back and forth at this very hectic period for airline travel,” said Dr. Douglas during his weekly radio program “Ask the Prime Minister”.
Douglas commended Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Richard Skerritt, for measures taken to ensure that, despite the global downturn, St. Kitts & Nevis is a highly appealing destination for travellers.
“The results have been positive,” said Douglas. “Tourism-related projects here in the Federation have continued moving forward, travellers have continued to come and the benefits for the thousands of nationals who are directly or indirectly involved in, and are therefore affected by the tourism industry have, of course, followed.”
Douglas said the anticipation of a further-improved winter season and the airlift to the federation by the two American Airlines flights will bring the number of flights to nine weekly from Miami International.