The St. Kitts Tourism Authority today announces that Delta, the world’s largest airline, will be increasing service to St. Kitts for the peak winter travel season this year, with the addition of a second weekly non-stop flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The second flight will operate on Wednesdays, beginning on December 23, 2009, complementing Delta’s Saturday non-stop flight.
Delta Air Lines flight DL573 will depart Atlanta at 9:40 a.m. and arrive into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport at 2:35 p.m. The return flight DL574 will depart St. Kitts at 3:35 p.m. and arrive into Atlanta at 7:14 p.m. These flight times allow for convenient round-trip connections from over 90 airports in the U.S. and Canada.* Delta will use a 124-seat, 737-700 Boeing aircraft with 12 business class seats and 112 economy seats for this flight.
“The addition of a second non-stop flight by Delta is very significant for St. Kitts,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister responsible for Tourism. “Particularly in the current global economic conditions, the fact that Delta is increasing service demonstrates confidence in the St. Kitts tourism product. It will be a valuable complement to our overall existing airlift and provide greater flexibility for travelers via the world’s largest airline hub.”
Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St. Kitts offers a diverse tourism product developed from the destination’s natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. The island’s stunning variety of tourism attractions include hiking through the tropical rainforest, riding the scenic railway that connects the island’s sugar plantations, touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, the only man-made UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean, and the more traditional vacation pastimes such as watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, gourmet dining, gaming at one of St. Kitts’ two casinos or simply relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches. Guests can select from accommodations ranging from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels or resorts.
*A portion of travel for some itineraries may be operated by Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Comair, Mesaba Aviation, Pinnacle Airlines, Shuttle America, or Skywest Airlines.