St. Kitts – Nevis Welcomes Return of WINAIR Flights

WINAIR Plane at Nevis' Airport

WINAIR Plane at Nevis’ Airport

Photo Courtesy of Villas of Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 11, 2012 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis‘ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Sen.  The Hon. Richard Skerritt has welcomed the return of the St. Maarten-based commuter airline, WINAIR to St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

The 19-seat, twin engine aircraft will conveniently connect St. Kitts with key incoming international flights to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport  from Europe and North America, and will reintroduce a domestic air service between Nevis and St. Kitts.

“I am particularly excited that Winair will be providing travelers with a daily airlift option between St. Kitts and Nevis, a route which is presently served only by sea ferries and small private charter aircraft,” Minister Skerritt said.

He added: “Incoming international transfers into St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport destined for St. Kitts will now have a smoother experience with a shorter wait time as well.”

The new service will depart St. Maarten at 5:55 pm daily for St. Kitts and overnight in Nevis nightly after arriving from St. Kitts at 6:55 pm. The flight will start its daily morning journey back to St. Maarten at 9:00 a.m. from Nevis and 9:35 am from St. Kitts, arriving in St. Maarten at 10:05 a.m.

WINAIR’s President and CEO Michael Cleaver said, “Winair is a leaner and better airline after our recent reorganization and we are confident that our reliability is top quality. We are happy to be reintroducing a St. Kitts service after a gap of more than three years.”

Cleaver was accompanied on his one-day visit to St. Kitts by Advisor to WINAIR Michael Ferrier and Roberto  Gibbs, VP and CFO of WINAIR.

Minister Skerritt was joined in this airlift planning meeting by his Advisor in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Mr. Cedric Liburd; that Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Patricia Martin; CEO of St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), Jonathan Bass; and Director of Civil Aviation, McClean Hobson.

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