BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – For the primary time within the island’s historical past, Air Canada will serve St. Kitts for a full six months for the 2018-2019 peak season. The continuous Saturday flights from Toronto will function from November three, 2018 throughout April 27, 2019.
“That is an unprecendented air service growth by Air Canada that marks yet one more historic first for St. Kitts,” mentioned the Hon. Mr. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, Worldwide Commerce, Trade and Commerce. “I couldn’t be extra happy to welcome this extra flying, which expands the choices for guests and Diaspora from our key Canadian supply market to get to island.”
From November three by way of December 10, Air Canada will function a 136-seat Airbus A319-100 Rouge plane with 124 financial system class and 12 enterprise class seats for the continuous Satruday flights. From December 15, 2018 by way of April 27, 2019, Air Canada will function a 200-seat Airbus A321-200 Rouge plane with 184 financial system class and 16 enterprise class seats for these flights.
“Air Canada’s choice to broaden service into St. Kitts is a testomony to the energy of our rising tourism sector,” mentioned Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “As our airlift from North America expands to accommodate our just lately introduced new lodge developments and upgrades to present lodge product which embody all-inclusive choices, Canadians now have a full vary of trip selections out there. That is really is a complement to our present North American airlift and provides us considerably elevated capability for this season and past.”
Air Canada first started serving St. Kitts continuous on Fridays in peak season from Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport (YYZ) in 2011 and subsequently shifted to Saturday service. It’s the island’s solely continuous scheduled service from Canada. In earlier years, the flight operated from late December by way of early April. With the expanded service, St. Kitts will obtain a further 6 weeks of continuous flying that gives the potential for a rise in Canadian air passenger arrivals.