In a significant announcement at the April 30 Tourism Press Conference, Hon. Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, unveiled plans for increased flights to St. Kitts and Nevis in the summer of 2024. This exciting news promises greater accessibility for travelers eager to enjoy the upcoming “Summer of Fun” festivities.

Sunrise Airways to Launch Antigua-St. Kitts Flights

Starting May 25th, Sunrise Airways will begin daily flights between Antigua and St. Kitts, operating every day except Tuesdays until June 23rd. Following this initial period, flights will run daily. This service will feature a 30-seat Embraer 120 aircraft.

American Airlines Expands Flights for Music Festival

American Airlines will add more flights during the St. Kitts Music Festival, offering a second non-stop flight from Miami on June 26, 27, 30, and July 1. Additionally, American Airlines flights from Miami will double daily from December 2024 to March 2025, enhancing travel options during the peak season.

Other Major Airline Services

United Airlines will provide weekly flights from New York, Delta Airlines from Atlanta and JetBlue thrice-weekly. American Airlines will also maintain weekly flights from Charlotte and JFK.

Tourism on the Rise

Minister Henderson revealed that the first quarter of 2024 saw a 27% increase in passenger arrivals compared to 2023. The surge is partly credited to new services from JetBlue and Air Canada, which have contributed to the growing appeal of St. Kitts and Nevis as a year-round destination.