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Posted: Tuesday 26 July, 2016 at 4:19 PM

United Airlines Expands Service to St. Kitts

By: St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Press Release

    Nonstop flights between New York/Newark and St. Kitts starting earlier and more than double for upcoming year

     

    Basseterre, St. Kitts (July 26, 2016) - St. Kitts is pleased to announce the expansion of United Airlines Saturday service between the airline's New York/Newark gateway airport, Liberty International Airport (EWR) and St. Kitts. United will recommence service on November 19, 2016 and will fly throughout the winter, summer and fall in 2017.
     
    "I am very pleased that we will be receiving additional flights from United Airlines," said the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry & Commerce. "The extension of United's service will significantly increase capacity into the Federation from the New York metro area, a primary market for visitors to St. Kitts."
     
    United will operate 50 percent more flights between EWR and SKB and will begin its winter season early this year on Nov. 19.

    United will operate Saturday-only service between EWR and SKB:
     
    Flight                         Depart                                    Arrive
    UA 1925                     EWR 8:50am                          SKB 2:00pm
    UA 1926                     SKB 2:50pm                           EWR 6:20pm
     
    United will continue to utilize a 737-800 aircraft with capacity ranging from 154 to 166 seats for these flights. These flights will complement existing non-stop airlift into St. Kitts from North America, providing more convenient options for travel to St. Kitts.
     
    About United:
    United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
     
    About St. Kitts:
    St. Kitts is currently ranked by US News & World Report, with sister island Nevis, at #6 on a list of the Best Islands in the World, #7 on a list of the Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean, #4 on a list of the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations in the World, #3 on a list of Best Caribbean Honeymoons, #5 on a list of Best Family Vacations in the Caribbean and #10 on a list of the Best Affordable Caribbean Destinations. 

    It is further ranked at #7 among the Hottest Places to Travel this Winter by CNN Money based on bookings received by Virtuoso, #8 on a list of the Top 10 Best Islands for a Holiday by Places To See In Your Lifetime, #14 on a list of the 50 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge In The Next 10 Yearsas well as #8 on a list of the 25 Best Caribbean Islands by Business Insider, one of the Top 12 Best Caribbean Vacations on FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of leading travel website, TripAdvisor®.

    In 2016, St. Kitts has been ranked #15 of The Top 21 Destinations for 2016 by Robb Report and one of the Ones to Watch in 2016 by Travel Weekly. St. Kitts & Nevis have been named #13 on a list of the most popular Caribbean islands among the very rich by Bloomberg Business online, one of the Top 15 Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015by The Huffington Post and has been ranked by The New York Times at #34 of the 52 Places to Go in 2015.
     
    Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Located in the northern Leeward Islands, it 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 former sugar plantations, visiting the Caribelle Batik factory, and touring Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the more traditional vacation pastimes available are watersports, golf, shopping, tennis, dining, gaming at St. Kitts' exclusive casino or simply relaxing on a sandy beach.  Accommodations range from intimate plantation inns to larger hotels and resorts. 
     
    For more information about St. Kitts, please contact the St. Kitts Tourism Authority toll free from the US at 1-800-582-6208 or from Canada 1-888-395-4887, e-mail info@stkittstourism.kn, visit www.stkittstourism.kn, or connect on Twitter,Facebook, Instagram and/or YouTube.  

     
     
     


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