Increase in visitor arrivals last December but drop in cargo exports

Most of these passengers are said to have used American Airlines for their travel to the island.

The Department of Finance & Statistics at the St. Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) revealed that in December 2013, some 13,205 passengers arrived in that month when compared to 10,322 that did so the year before in 2012.

This was a 28% increase or an additional 2,883 visitors.

SCASPA also indicated that American Airlines, which operates 11 flights per week from Miami International and New York’s JFK International, continues to be the leading passenger carrier into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.


SCASPA disclosed that American Airlines brought in 6,787 passengers on 56 incoming flights in December 2013.


LIAT – the Caribbean airline – brought in 3,654 passengers; British Airways, 870 passengers; Delta Airlines, 538 passengers; U.S. Airways, 408 passengers; Air Canada, 279 passengers; WINAIR, 241 passengers and Trans Anguilla, 133 passengers, while 148 passengers arrived onboard private aircraft.


A release from the Government and quoting SCASPA indicated that there was 16 percent increase in flights arriving and a 15 percent in flights departing the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.


While there was a 29 percent increase in cargo imported through the airport, SCASPA reported a 59 percent drop in outgoing cargo.




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