The Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis, Denzil Douglas, was pleased to witness the crowd at the departure lounge of Robert L Bradshaw International Airport on Saturday, March 04, 2023, highlighting an increase in stay-over visitors.
The Minister shared the glimpses of the lounge on his official Facebook account and highlighted, “The Departure Lounge at Robert L Bradshaw International Airport today, Saturday, March 04, as reported by the St. Christopher Air And Sea Port Authority.”
He added that almost all the seats at the lounge were filled, and hundreds of travellers and individuals took advantage of the fine cuisine and souvenirs while waiting for their flights. This is further evidence of an increase in stay over Visitors.
Minister Denzil Douglas added that from next week, Sunday, March 12, 2023, the Inter Caribbean Airline will begin its direct flights from Barbados to St Kitts, connecting the Caribbean.
The Robert L Bradshaw International Airport recorded a large number of passenger movements on Saturday, March 4, as all the seats and flights were full. The RLBIA, governed by the SCASPA – St Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority, recorded hundreds of passengers travelling from and to St Kitts and Nevis on Saturday.
The departure lounge of the RLBIA witnessed a huge crowd of travellers, filling almost all seats available. While the passengers waited for their flights, a few of them enjoyed local cuisines at the nearby restaurant/bar, and the last-minute shoppers bought unique souvenirs.
The St Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority called the day as very ‘FULL TO THE BRIM’ and said that it had become a regular occurrence with the increase of passenger stay-overs in the Federation.
In March 2023, the RLBIA is anticipating a higher increase in passenger movement as Minister of Tourism of St Kitts and Nevis, Marsha Henderson, announced the beginning of InterCaribbean Airways service with direct flights to and from Barbados as well as Puerto Rico, whilst linking the wider Caribbean.