Parry made the announcement during an interview with the Department of Information of Thursday, 3rd February, 2011.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Nevis, I thank the Hon. Ricky Skerritt and all persons involved, as we are very pleased to welcome back the American Eagle which will be continuing its flights to Nevis,” commented the Premier.
An agreement was recently signed by Senator in the Federal Parliament responsible for Tourism, St. Kitts, Mr. Ricky Skerritt and President and CEO of American Eagle for Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean Mr. Pedro Fabregas.
“At a time when economic factors have forced American Eagle to roll back its presence in the region, I am very grateful for the positive consideration given to President Pedro Fabregas, who truly understands the importance of travel and tourism to the Eastern Caribbean,” said Senator Skerritt.
Schedules for the April 2011 service will be available from Sunday, February 6th, when the information would be entered into the Sabre travel system.
According to a release from the St. Kitts Tourist Board, Mr. Fabregas said the original April schedule consisted of only four flights to St. Kitts with service to Nevis not even on the table, but now, three flights have been added.
“We are doing all we can to facilitate our Nevis customers, but we have had to be pragmatic and use St. Kitts as the main airport for both islands. We now have what I consider a win-win agreement for both airlines and St. Kitts and Nevis, “Mr. Fabregas concluded.
Recent cut backs in capacity in San Juan greatly affected smaller destinations like St. Kitts and Nevis that are at risk for service reductions or loss of service similar to the experience of Anguilla and other Caribbean islands.
(Content for this article was obtained from a release emanating from the Premier of Nevis’ Press Secretary)