American Airlines to offer five flights per week to St Kitts in Summer 2006

American Airlines increases service to St. Kitts’ Robert Bradshaw International Airport from Miami to five times per week

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 2ND 2006 (CUOPM) – American Airlines will keep its five round-trip flights per week into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport following the Winter Season, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority has announced.

Photo of American Airlines at Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts

“We could not be more pleased that American Airlines will offer five flights per week through the summer,” said Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports & Culture, the Hon. Richard Skerritt said Thursday.

He said that with five flights per week, visitors will have more flexibility in planning their trip to the island during the times that we will be hosting major events, such as the India vs. West Indies cricket One-Day International Match on May 24, the cricket Test Match from June 21-26 and the St. Kitts Music Festival from June 29-July 2.

“There will be more flight options available for event attendees,” Skerritt is quoted as saying by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority.

The five round trip flights per week – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, - will operated through to September 4, 2006. It will be reduced to three times per week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from September 5 to October 28, 2006 and return to five times weekly from October 29th 2006.

Prior to Daylight Savings Time, which takes effect on April 2, 2006, American Airlines flight #2299 departs Miami at 11:10 a.m. arriving into St. Kitts at 3:00 p.m.  The return flight #2280 departs St. Kitts at 4:14 p.m. arriving into Miami at 6:37 p.m.

Beginning April 2, 2006, flight #2299 departs Miami at 11:02 a.m. arriving into St. Kitts at 1:53 p.m., while flight #2280 departs St. Kitts at 3:19 p.m. arriving into Miami at 6:30 p.m.

American Airlines uses a 142 seat, 737-800 aircraft with 16 first class seats and 126 economy seats for these flights.

US Airways also operates two flights on Saturdays into St. Kitts from North Carolina and Philadelphia on Saturdays.

Photo: American Airlines at St. Kitts' Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

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