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As a part of an ongoing expansion into St. Kitts and Nevis Island in the Caribbean, American Airlines is now launching a second weekly nonstop flight from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts on Wednesdays. This will be the second nonstop AA route from JFK to SKB, which runs on Saturdays.

The first flight on the route will take off on Dec. 18, 2019, on a Boeing 757 with 16 business class seats until February. Then, the flight will be switched over to a Boeing 738 (same amount of business class seats), flying every Wednesday from JFK 8:30 a.m. and from SKB at 2:35 p.m.

AA is currently flying the most seats between St. Kitts and the US, with weekly nonstop routes from both JFK Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Miami International Airport (MIA) as well as during the summer from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

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“The addition of mid-week service year-round from the New York metropolitan area indicates a growth in the marketplace concurrent with our marketing initiatives,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority in an AA press release. “This new service is part of our specific strategy to grow our tourism industry by building out airlift from select target gateways with our air partners to support the destination’s expanding hotel product.”

The new routes could increase tourist occupancy in St. Kitts with New York-based vacationers now able to visit the island destination for less than a week without catching a connecting flight.

Featured photo by Frank Slack via Getty Images.

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