The head of the Tourism Authority, Mr. Alphonso O’Garro, outlined to the stakeholders gathered at the welcome ceremony that “This is a very important occasion for our twin island federation because Canada is one of our primary source markets for visitor arrivals.”
He added “The Tourism Authority is expecting great things from this flight and we anticipate a very successful partnership”.
Minister Skerritt presented a painting of Independence Square to the captain, for his contribution to the historic landing of the Air Canada aircraft.
Prime Minister Douglas also made a presentation to the Air Canada representative Nino Montagnese on behalf of the people of the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and requesting that he shares the gift with the airline’s executive, to indicate how important this flight is to the destination.
The Air Canada flight arrived filled with 150 passengers, including returning nationals and tourists. It was also revealed at the ceremony that next week’s flight is also sold out.
The airline is being represented in St. Kitts by TDC but bookings are to be made at Frisco Travel.
Flights will depart Canada at 8:00am and arrive in St. Kitts at about 4:20pm on Fridays The return flight to Canada leaves St. Kitts an hour after arrival and arrives in Canada at 1:00 am on Saturday.