American Airlines will add two flights from Miami to St. Kitts, and will change its schedule for New York-St. Kitts service, beginning Nov. 21.

On the same date, the carrier will increase its New York service to Antigua to a daily flight.

The additional Miami-St. Kitts flights expand service to 11 weekly flights, including twice-daily service four days a week from Thursday through Sunday.

American started its Miami service to St. Kitts in December 2004 with three weekly flights, upped the count to five a week in 2006 and and to daily flights in 2008. AA increased to nine flights per week in 2012.

New York flights are scheduled to depart from Kennedy Airport in the afternoon on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a morning return from St. Kitts on Thursdays and Sundays.

"The schedule shift for the JFK fight to a later departure time creates a significant increase in the number of available connections to St. Kitts from the U.S. and other international gateways," said Ricky Skerritt, St. Kitts' minister of tourism.

American has operated twice-weekly service from New York to St. Kitts since November 2007.

The increase in the carrier's service to Antigua out of New York is "significant," according to John Maginley, Antigua's minister of tourism and civil aviation.

"We expect to see growth in our overall arrival figures out of the U.S. market by year's end, and this daily nonstop flight into Antigua complements our efforts to ensure that the destination is easily accessible to all travelers," Maginley said.


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