Last year St Kitts & Nevis recorded a significant increase in arrivals by air, according to statistics recently released by the St Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA).
Arrivals by Air to St Kitts & Nevis Up 7% in 2018
Passengers arriving at Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw (RLB) International Airport on St Kitts rose by 7%, climbing from 140,338 in 2017 to 149,871 in 2018.
“This represents an additional 9,533 passengers over 2017,” the SCASPA stated.
315 Extra Flights to St Kitts in 2018
The growth in visitor arrivals by air has been fueled by an increase in flights to RLB Airport.
“Some 7,947 flights came to the RLB Airport in 2018 – up 315 over the 7632 flights in 2017,” Prime Minister Timothy Harris recently revealed.
New Flights to St Kitts from Dallas
Recent announcements suggest that St Kitts & Nevis is on the path to maintaining this growth trajectory this year.
At the end of January the St Kitts Tourism Authority announced plans for American Airlines to launch new nonstop Saturday flights from Dallas – Fort Worth to St Kitts.
Scheduled to operate from 25th May to 17th August 2019 using a 128-seat Airbus A-319, the new flight service will improve access to the twin island nation from across the Western USA.
The new service will be operated in addition to the airline’s existing Saturday services from New York-JFK and Charlotte and daily non-stop flights from Miami.
Positive News for the St Kitts & Nevis Real Estate Market
The record-breaking levels of air arrivals last year and the announcement of additional airlift from Dallas are great news not only for the tourism sector, but also bode well for the market for real estate in St Kitts & Nevis.