The St. Kitts Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the milestone airlift route from New York (JFK) to St. Kitts (SKB), which took its maiden flight on November 2, 2023. This new airlift route is an integral step towards expanding international travel opportunities and enhancing accessibility to the island.
“This new route is an important milestone that provides convenience to New York-based travelers and connects our island with the United States,” said Honourable Marsha T. Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labour. “We are excited to welcome more U.S. visitors with this route, offering them the opportunity to experience the exceptional Caribbean experiences that St. Kitts has.”
Before the inaugural flight’s take-off, JetBlue and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority hosted an event at Terminal 5 in JFK that featured Caribbean-inspired food and beverages, island-themed decorations, and remarks from the JetBlue and comments from St. Kitts’ Minister of Tourism, acknowledging the milestone of this highly anticipated airlift route. Before the first guests boarded their flight, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place, followed by a surprise and delight moment for travelers.
“The St. Kitts team has much to celebrate following the inaugural JetBlue flight and events at JFK,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “We look forward to hosting both our new and returning visitors on the island to experience the genuine hospitality, warm-hearted people, and exciting experiences that await in St. Kitts.”
The route is serviced by an A320 aircraft, which is configured with approximately 150-162 seats in a single-class layout. The direct, year-round service is available three times weekly and will offer seamless travel experiences to and from New York to St. Kitts. The service operates on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, providing travelers greater flexibility. Seats are available for booking now.
St. Kitts is experiencing continuous growth in connectivity internationally. With the introduction of the new JetBlue route, St. Kitts will now have year-round service from New York (JFK), London (Gatwick), and Miami.