From 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011 the St. Kitts Tourism Authority said there was a 10.7 percent increase in arrivals.
An official stated, “Until the commencement of the Air Canada non-stop service from Toronto on 23rd December 2011, Canadian traffic flowed over US gateways; thus it is a North American count and not a US count.”
The official noted in an update that there has been across the board, growth from all markets, with exceptional strength demonstrated in the Miami, Florida and the Charlotte, North Carolina gateways and an uptake in arrivals from the upper mid-west due to new feeder market access resulting from the Delta/Northwest merger.
American Airlines operates daily service into Bradshaw Airport from Miami International while another American Airlines operates a twice-weekly (Sunday and Wednesday) service from JFK International in New York.
Delta operates a weekly service (Saturday) from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and US Airways a weekly service from Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturdays and British Airways operates scheduled service on Tuesday and Saturday from Gatwick-London and Air Canada from Toronto on Fridays.