Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 13, 2023 (SKNIS): InterCaribbean Airways, a Turks and Caicos-based airline, providing services to the wider Caribbean made its inaugural flight to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on Sunday 12, 2023.
At an inaugural flight welcome ceremony at the Kayan Jet Lounge, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Honorable Marsha Henderson said, “It is truly an exciting day for regional tourism and as Minister of Tourism, the end goal of our airlift strategy has always been growth.”
“As we re-energize intra-regional travel, I am elated at the continued advancements that our destination continues to realize,” said Honourable Henderson.
She continued, “InterCaribbean’s integration into our airlift network grants the region easy accessibility to immerse and indulge in the hidden gems of St. Kitts and Nevis. “Notably, our events such as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the St. Kitts Music Festival, Nevis’ Culturama, and our St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival have gained momentum and our people are excited to travel once again,” said Minister Henderson.
She also noted that interconnectivity through airlifts has always been vital to sustaining strong relationships with the wider Caribbean.
She congratulated both InterCaribbean Airways and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis for cementing a relationship that will benefit not just the Federation but intra-regional travel.
In attendance at the event were the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Terrance Drew; the CEO of InterCaribbean Airways, Mr. Trevor Sadler and its Chairman, Mr. Lyndon Gardiner; Captain Arian Blanchette; CEO of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) Adeola Moore; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Tivanna Wharton; CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson; Cabinet Ministers; senior government officials and other officials; and President of the St. Kitts Taxi Association, Sylvester Hodge.