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Caribbean Airlines Limited takes flight to St. Kitts

A delegation led by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr Terrence Drew (centre) met the Caribbean Airlines Executive Team of Chief Operations Officer, Nirmala Ramai, Executive Manager, Airports & Ground Operations, Brent Gaspard and Head Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure upon the arrival of BW 268 in St. Kitts. 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, July 26, 2023.  Caribbean Airlines Limited, a leading airline in the Caribbean, started service on July 24 to St. Kitts, in a highly anticipated launch. 

This addition to Caribbean Airlines’ network is part of the airline’s Welcome Home campaign which focuses on network expansion and is set to provide enhanced travel options and increased convenience for both business and leisure travellers in the region.

The flights will operate five times per week directly linking Trinidad, Antigua, Barbados, and St. Kitts.

Water salute upon the landing of Caribbean Airlines aircraft at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on July 24.

The launch of this new route adds a remarkable 680 seats to/from St. Kitts every week, further catering to the growing demand for travel between St. Kitts and other destinations in the Caribbean.

Commenting on the launch of service to St. Kitts, the airline’s CEO, Garvin Medera, expressed enthusiasm about this long-awaited achievement, stating, “This inaugural service has been in the making for some time, and it’s a proud moment for us to finally bring it to fruition. Through the expansion facilitated by our Welcome Home campaign, we are fulfilling our promise to provide more convenient and enhanced travel options for the people of the Caribbean.”

The Caribbean Airlines team alongside Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Terrance Drew, Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Marsha T. Henderson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Tivanna Wharton and CEO, St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Ellison Thompson; at a welcome ceremony held to mark the inaugural service. 

When the inaugural flight arrived in St. Kitts, a delegation led by the Honourable Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrence Drew, met the aircraft and greeted the customers. There was a water salute for the aircraft which is customary when new routes are introduced. Customers on the flight also received tokens from Caribbean Airlines and the St. Kitts Tourist Board. 

“By strengthening our regional travel links with Caribbean Airlines, we are forging a path towards sustainable economic growth,” said Honourable Marsha T. Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labour. “The influx of travellers and increased business opportunities will invigorate local industries, generate employment, and foster entrepreneurship, empowering our communities to thrive together. Moreover, this venture exemplifies the essence of our Caribbean heritage, where diverse cultures intertwine, fostering understanding and unity.”

Trinidad & Tobago Minister in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Senator the Honourable Richie Sookhai with the Caribbean Airlines Executive Team, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Nalini Lalla, Chief Financial officer, Varuna Kuarsingh, Chief Commercial Officer, Martin Aeberli, Head Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure, Chief Operations Officer, Nirmala Ramai, at Piarco International Airport for the inaugural departure of flight BW 268 on July 24.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates from Caribbean Airlines, customers are encouraged to follow the airline’s social media pages, visit its website, and download the free Caribbean Airlines mobile app. These platforms will serve as valuable resources, providing real-time information on flight schedules, promotions, and other exciting developments.


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