Basseterre, St. Kitts, (CUOPM) – The St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) is reporting increases in passenger arrivals and departures at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts for the month of August this year compared to the same period last year.
Figures from SCASPA’s Department of Finance & Statistics indicate that 11,179 passengers arrived in August 2013 compared to 10,417, an increase of 762, passengers, up 7.31 percent.
The department is also reporting a 3.86 percent increase in departures, with 12,815 passengers leaving in August this year compared to 12,363 passengers in August 2012.
American Airlines, which operates 11 flights per week from Miami International and New York’s JFK International, continues to be the leading passenger carrier into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport.
SCASPA disclosed that American Airlines brought in 5,421passengers on 46 flights in August.
The second leading carrier was LIAT with 3,610 passengers from 184 flights, followed by British Airways with 809 passengers on 9 flights.
SCASPA’s Department of Finance and Statistics reported that next in line was US Airways with 601 passengers from five flights.
WINAIR brought in 228 passengers from 66 flights and a Miami Air charter with 187 passengers from 1 flight.
It also reported that 421 passengers arrived aboard 96 private aircraft.
Flights into the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport increased from 439 in August last year to 585 this year, an increase of 146 in August this year, up 146 or 33.28 percent.
The number of flights out also increased from 439 in August last year to 586 in August this year, an increase of 147 or 33.56 percent.