American Airlines- and American Eagle-scheduled flights to St. Kitts not affected

Airline and local tourism and travel industry officials said Wednesday flights into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport by American Airlines and American Eagle will not be affected by AMR Corp, the airlines’ parent company, to file for bankruptcy on November 29th.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Mrs. Patricia Martin and Chairman of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Mr. Alphonso O’Garro said the assurance has come from the American Airlines local manager, Mr. Hugh Mallalieu.

American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection after its attempts to win a labour dispute with pilots ended unsuccessfully. Together with its parent company, AMR Corp, the airlines filed for bankruptcy November 29 after spiralling fuel costs had taken its toll.

American Airlines operates daily flights from Miami International and twice weekly – Sundays and Wednesdays – from JFK International in New York and daily flights from Puerto Rico’s Munoz Marin International Airport into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.

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