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St. Kitts Adding Flights in November to Meet Traveler Demand

Frigate Bay, St. Kitts

Basseterre, St. Kitts  –  St. Kitts announced today that American Airlines will add two non-stop flights to St. Kitts beginning on November 16, 2012, just in time to impact the peak winter 2012/2013 travel season.  The two non-stop flights will operate from Miami on Fridays and Sundays, supplementing the carrier’s existing daily non-stop service from Miami and allowing for more connections from North American and international feeder markets.

“The addition of two rotations over critical weekend days from Miami will provide additional options for travelers to and from St. Kitts & Nevis,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “These flights will meet the growth in demand that we anticipate in 2013 and are ideally timed for moving honeymoon and romance travelers as well as meeting and incentive groups, presenting us with more opportunity to build upon these key niche North American markets.”

“With additional service to St. Kitts, American Airlines now offers customers even more travel options and convenient access to one of the Caribbean’s most tranquil isles,” said Art Torno, American’s Vice President – Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.  “We are pleased to expand our service to this beautiful and breathtaking destination.”


Most recently, St. Kitts ranked #3 on a list of the 10 Best Islands in the World for 2012-2013 by US News & World Report following its ranking as #1 on the publication’s list of the 16 Best Caribbean Vacations in summer 2011.  On February 9, 2012, St. Kitts was named one of “5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now” by MSNBC.  It was also named one of the “Top 12 Spots that should be on your list for 2012” by Caribbean Travel + Life magazine and the island’s Brimstone Hill Fortress was one of “10 Great Places To Explore The World’s Best-Kept Secrets” by USA Today.   Last year, St. Kitts was named a top destination for 2011 by both AOL Travel and British Airways.

Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St. Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history.  The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at St. Kitts’ exclusive casino or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts.

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