Island welcomes the second BA flight taking passengers to St Kitts holidays
The latest of BA flights to St Kitts celebrated its inauguration last 30th March 2010, marking the second flight frequency to these islands and greatly increasing the capacity for taking European travellers to St Kitts & Nevis holidays
Last Tuesday 30th March 2010, much to the benefit of St. Kitts holidays, the island proudly welcomed the much anticipated second British Airways inaugural flight from the UK, which complements the current weekly Saturday service to RLB International Airport that began operating just over one year ago in January 2009. The new BA2157 from London (Gatwick) touched down in St. Kitts at 15.35 (local time), heralding in a significant era for holidays to St Kitts & Nevis and arrivals from the UK and Europe.
Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Skerritt who, along with other local officials was there to welcome the new weekly Tuesday flight and expressed his joy over this new acquisition for St Kitts holidays:
"This flight is an important symbol of hope for our Tourism arrivals at a challenging time for Caribbean tourism and at a financially awkward time for international airlift. The British Airways decision to operate a second flight to St. Kitts from the UK not only symbolises BA’s confidence in the future of our destination, it also highlights the promising results our partnership with BA has been enjoying for the Saturday operation which, in the first year alone, brought close to 10,000 visitors to our island.”
The new mid week Tuesday flight will immediately increase the capacity for taking UK and European travellers to St. Kitts holidays whilst offering even greater flexibility and choice for the duration of visitor nights. The BA aircraft will use a similar configuration to the existing Saturday flight with a three class, 280 seat Boeing 777 aircraft holding 40 Club World seats, 24 World Traveller Plus and 216 World Traveller seats.
“In this Celebrate St. Kitts Year, the new BA flight shows the attractiveness of St. Kitts as a destination for the UK market and is therefore good news for existing and new tour operators as well as for our hoteliers. We are already seeing positive signs of a rebound in visitor arrivals and several trade and consumer initiatives currently in planning by the UK office of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority will undoubtedly ensure its continued success.” – added Rosecita Jeffers, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority.
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