St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Authority announced that Inter Caribbean Airways is all set to commence flights to the country at RLB International Airport from Barbados and Puerto Rico from March 2023. Tourism Minister Marsha Henderson stated that it will actually connect the Caribbean region.
In an address to the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis, Marsha Henderson stated to the immediate inter-regional situation, the St Kitts Tourism Authority has negotiated with Inter-Caribbean airways to initiate service from Barbados and Puerto Rico into St Kitts. It will be foreign travel, same-day travel option with one-stop service to the wider Caribbean.
While expressing pleasure, Tourism Minister added that today is indeed an inspiring day in tourism as we continue our rebuilding efforts plagued by the global pandemic, compounded by global threats including inflation, ongoing war as well as regional and international airlift challenges. Prior to the pandemic, the Caribbean was our second-largest source market.
She added that this market is driven by business travel, visiting friends and relatives, and Caribbean events such as CPL, Carnival, and music festivals. Regional travel has been impacted significantly as a result of inadequate airlift within the region due to the limitation of the existing regional carrier.
“Many of you may be aware, present travel in the airways is characterized by expensive trips to the United States with overnight stays on multiple stops within the region thus resulting in extended travel time. This has been a prime time for the people of our region. However, despite the adversity faced, your government has once again delivered,” said the Minister.
Outlining the details of the flights, Marsha Henderson said that service ought of the Grandly Adams International Airport of Barbados to be scheduled to commence on Sunday, March 12, 2023. The service to Puerto Rico will be announced shortly thereafter.
Amebrio 120 aircraft with a seating capacity of 30 will service from St Kitts to Barbados three times weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday with one-stop connectivity via Barbados to the islands of Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Dominica, and Guyana.
She asserted that to book flights with Inter Caribbean Airways, people can visit www.intercaribbean.com or they can contact their local travel advisor. This development is significant for St Kitts and Nevis and the entire region.
Marsha Henderson added,” St Kitts and Nevis Labour Administration will continue to work with the regional and international partners to ensure that we deliver to you the good people of St Kitts and Nevis. Economic viability will remain a crucial area of focus as we work in creating self, sufficient states.”
She extended gratitude to St Kitts Tourism Authority and Inter Caribbean Airways for the partnership and pledges to remain committed.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis- Denzil Douglas also expressed pleasure and cited that Inter Caribbean Airways, set to commence Flights to St. Kitts, R L B International Airport from Barbados and Puerto Rico; actually connecting the Caribbean.
“St Kitts builds airlift capacity fueling intra-regional travel opportunities. We are incredibly proud as inter-Caribbean Airways integrates St Kitts in its current itinerary. As demand for travel increases, St Kitts continues to build a strong reputation as a must-see destination. Inter Caribbean’s partnership significantly strengthens the interconnectivity between our neighbouring Caribbean brothers and sisters. We continue to stay committed to advancing airlift to the island,” Marsha Henderson noted.