Winair back on St. Kitts route with daily service

POSTED: 09/11/12 12:15 PM
A Winair aircraft on the ground at St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

St. Maarten – Daily flights between St. Maarten and St. Kitts via Winair are set to resume on October 29. This announcement was made by St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Tourism and International Transport Ricky Skerritt following a visit to the twin island federation last Thursday by Winair officials.
The delegation included Winair President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Cleaver, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Roberto Gibbs and airline advisor Michael Ferrier.
Winair stopped flights to St. Kitts and Nevis in March 2009 as a result of increased competition, fluctuating fuel prices, and the increase in other operational costs. At that time, airline officials were quoted as saying that a decreasing trend in passenger volume from St. Kitts, and has deemed its recent losses unsustainable, and has made a decision to discontinue its services to and from St. Kitts.
On Thursday, Cleaver said that “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 service to St. Kitts after a gap of more than three years.”
Now the 19 seat twin-engine aircraft will connect St.Kitts with key incoming international flights to St.Maarten from Europe and North America as well as reintroduce a domestic service between the smaller Nevis island and St.Kitts.
“I am particularly excited that Winair will be providing travellers with a daily airlift option between St. Kitts and Nevis, a route which is presently served only by sea ferries and small individual charter aircraft. Incoming transfers into St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport destined for St. Kitts or Nevis will also now have a smoother experience, with a shorter wait time as well,” Minister Skerritt said.
On October 29, the new service will come into effect with a flight which departs here at 5:55 pm 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 here at 9:00 am from Nevis and 9:35 am from St.Kitts, arriving in St.Maarten at 10:05 am.
This strategic decision by Winair could result in the more costly Liat Airline recording fewer passengers to the twin island federation.

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