The airlines reopened its service to Nevis just one day after the re-opening of the Four Seasons Resort.
According to a release from the Nevis Information Service, the airlines’ first scheduled flight to Nevis will be at 1:55pm Thursday, 16th December.
Premier Parry, who is also the Minister of Tourism, expressed satisfaction with the return of American Eagle’s scheduled flights to Nevis, after a two-year hiatus.
“After two years of no direct flights between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Nevis since the closing of the Four Seasons Resort, I am very pleased with the recommencement of that important flight back to the island,” Parry said.
The Premier outlined the importance of the flights to the island and discussed the departure tax revenue it would generate for the Nevis Treasury. He explained that flights en route to North America and other destinations would now be able to leave out of Nevis, instead of the sister island, St. Kitts, and that visitors to Nevis would now be able to travel direct because of the American Eagle flight.
“With the reopening of the Four Seasons Resort and the resuming of the American Eagle flights to Nevis, it seems to me that 2010 will end on a positive note for Nevis,” said Parry.
Meanwhile, according to the United Kingdom and Europe Sales Manager for the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), Ms. Julie Claxton, a welcoming ceremony is planned for 1:30pm at the Airport in Newcastle and passengers of the American Eagle will be welcomed on arrival to Nevis. The passengers will be greeted with local drinks and the pulsating sounds of live steel pan music.
“We are happy to have the American Eagle flight resuming its schedule to Nevis. It will be a great boost to the island’s Tourism Sector,” Ms. Claxton commented.