Sunny Welcome For Sun Country Airlines’ Inaugural flight And Largest Number Passengers to St. Kitts
By: Staff Writer
History was made on Saturday 22 December as St. Kitts recorded its busiest day at the Robert L. Bradshaw Airport with the largest number of passengers and flights on a given day. In addition, Tourism officials and Ministers of Government also welcomed Sun Country Airlines to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
As per information disseminated by SKNIS, Sun Country airlines was greeted with a wate salute, (by the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire Department) as the plane landed. The atmosphere at the RLB Airport was festive, passengers were welcomed with entertainment from masquerades.
(L-R): NICK MENON, CHAIRMAN OF ST. KITTS TOURISM AUTHORITY; PRIME MINISTER DR. THE HON. TIMOTHY HARRIS; HON. LINDSAY GRANT; CARLENE HENRY-MORTON, PERMANENT SECRETARY IN MINISTRY OF TOURISM; HON. MARK BRANTLEY; HON. IAN PATCHES LIBURD, MINISTER OF TRANSPORT; GREG PHILLIP, CEO OF NEVIS TOURISM AUTHORITY
Credited with securing the Sun Country Inaugural flight to St. Kitts, Premier Mark Brantley and CEO of Nevis Tourism, Mr. Greg Phillip participated in the welcome event held at the Kayanjet VIP Lounge. Other Ministers at the ceremony included, Prime Minister Timothy Harris, Hon. Ian Liburd and Hon. Lindsay Grant.
Photo Caption: Pilots and Flight Attendants, Sun Country Airlines
Minister of Tourism in the Federal cabinet, the Honourable Lindsay Grant, speaking at the welcoming ceremony said:
Today is indeed a historic occasion as it is the first time Sun Country Airlines is servicing our twin island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis,”
Honourable Lindsay Grant
Further Grant he stated:
The Sun Country’s peak season flight from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the first ever non-stop service from the upper Midwest and so we are thankful for that…welcoming a new airline to St. Kitts is an official duty that brings me great pride and privilege.
Photo Caption: Planes Lined up at the Robert L. Bradshaw Airport
With Sun Country Airline’s inaugural visit, nationals and potential visitors in the diaspora living close to or in Minnesota, now have access to a direct flight to St. Kitts and Nevis.
Other Flights that landed at the Robert L. Bradshaw Airport on Saturday included: American Airlines from New York City, American Airlines from Miami, Delta from New York City, United Airlines from New York City, Delta Airlines from Atlanta, AA from North Carolina, AA from New Jersey, Air Canada from Toronto and British Airways from London.