Three weeks ago Sun Country Airlines announced the first ever nonstop schedule service between Dallas and St. Kitts on the 737-700….now American has retaliated with its own service from DFW !!!. American is the dominant carrier to the island and wants to keep it that way.Hopefully demand will grow the service to more frequency in time !!!
American Airlines added a Caribbean destination from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the airline announced Wednesday.
American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will operate a flight between DFW and Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) in St. Kitts on Saturdays starting this summer. The Fort Worth-based carrier currently flies to St. Kitts 14 times a week from Miami, Charlotte and New York (JFK).
The DFW flight will leave at 9:55 a.m. and arrive in St. Kitts at 3:55 p.m. on Saturdays from May 25 to Aug. 17. The returning flight will leave St. Kitts at 4:45 p.m. and touch down at DFW at 8:45 p.m.
The flights will be operated on an Airbus A319 that has eight business class seats, 24 in main cabin extra and 96 in the main cabin.
“The addition of a non-stop flight from Dallas/Fort Worth by American Airlines marks yet another historic first for St. Kitts & Nevis as the destination continues to build out airlift from key source markets,” said Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, in a prepared statement.
American has been adding flights recently to DFW, which is its largest hub. Just before Christmas, the airline added flights to Montana, Myrtle Beach and Paris, France.
This St. Kitts announcement follows Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines saying earlier this month it was also adding a flight between DFW and St. Kitts. As part of the largest expansion in the airline’s history, Sun Country added several other flights from DFW.