Many of such tourists and returning nationals have had to make the journey through other ports such as Antigua, and where there is no connecting flight into St. Kitts at the time, they would be required to overnight. This problem, hopefully, will soon be addressed by the introduction of a new charter service.
CJRP Travel, which is well known in the region for providing air travel arrangements and tours, will be commencing a new operation of its own dedicated charter operation, using a 19-seat BAE Jetstream-32 aircraft provided by the aircraft management company, Bluestream Aviation Holdings Limited dba ServiPro S.A.
The service is due to commence on 1st February and will be operating to and from St. Kitts, catering to customers traveling from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada who wish to travel to neighboring Caribbean Islands, such as Anguilla, Antigua, Nevis, St. Maarten & Tortola. The 19-seat aircraft is capable of seating 19 passengers comfortably with a luggage allowance of 50 pounds per person. Customers travelling on this service will receive VIP meet and greet service in Antigua with assistance transferring from international carrier, promised a company spokesman.
The scheduled arrival time into Antigua will be 2:30pm, allowing most passengers to connect to the available departing international flight services. The departure time from Antigua will be 5:00pm, however, if the arrivals into Antigua for the British Carriers is delayed, the services will be adjusted to accommodate for the connection of British customers to this flight, assured the company official.
Similar service will also be operated into St. Maarten, two to three times daily, allowing customers to transfer to US carriers, hassle free.