New air service for St. Kitts-Nevis

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 8th September, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant announced in Parliament this week that a new airline will be coming to St. Kitts this year.

Speaking during the National Assembly sitting on Thursday, 6th September, Minister Grant said Sun Country Airlines out of Minneapolis will fly to the RLB International Airport as of December.

This flight represents the first such connections from the upper mid-west USA, while the aircraft will fly non-stop from an easter seaboard city.

Grant said the service will begin on 22nd December, 2018, and will run until 20th April 2019. It will be a once per week flight on Saturdays.

Minister Grant explained that the main reason that the Midwestern flight is being engaged is because of the collaborative efforts between the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the Nevis Tourism Authority.

“Of course there was a clamour I believe from the hoteliers in Nevis that this would be a significant area for them,” he said. “And so when we engaged the Nevis Tourism Authority, we felt that this would be a good match for us.

According to its official website, “Sun Country Airlines is a privately-held company based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The award-winning airline is a leader in leisure travel flying to more than 50 popular destinations across the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, having earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price.”