American Airlines is readying for the upcoming winter season with additional flights in two destinations, St. Kitts and St. Vincent.
On St. Kitts, airlift for the winter season will include American's second weekly nonstop from New York Kennedy starting Dec. 18, complementing the carrier's existing nonstop Saturday service from Kennedy.
American serves St. Kitts year round with Saturday flights from Charlotte and twice-daily, Wednesday-through-Sunday service from Miami; it launched summer weekly service from Dallas on May 25.
According to the St. Christopher Sea & Airports Authority, American operates the most seats into St. Kitts.
Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, said the Wednesday flight from JFK "indicates a growth in the marketplace concurrent with our marketing initiatives and is part of our strategy to grow our tourism industry by building out airlift from select target gateways to support our expanding hotel product."
Air passenger arrivals from all carriers serving St. Kitts grew 14.5% from January through April compared with the same period in 2018. North American carriers, including American, Delta, United, Sun Country, Air Canada and Seaborne as well as Miami charter flights, represented a 17.2% jump.
St. Vincent, meanwhile, will gain a second weekly Saturday service from Miami on Dec. 18, complementing the weekly flight that launched last December.
The destination also is served by Caribbean Airlines' weekly Wednesday nonstop flight from New York Kennedy as well as Air Canada service from Toronto.