St. Kitts and Nevis ranks fourth among British Airways top 10 destinations

British Airways aircraft taxiing to the tarmac at St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, DECEMBER 9TH 2010 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis ranks fourth among the top 10 British Airways destinations for 2011.

According to the Flightline.co.uk, three Caribbean countries are in the top ten.

The number one destination is Marrakech (Morocco in North Africa); Number 2 is San Diego (USA); 3. New York (USA); 4. St. Kitts and Nevis; 5. Puerto Rico; 6. Maldives; 7. Japan; 8. Las Vegas (USA); 9. Mauritius and 10. St. Lucia.

The US, Caribbean and Indian Ocean all feature heavily in British Airways’ top ten tips for 2011, but the pride of place goes to North African destination, Marrakech.

Willie Walsh, British Airways’ CEO, said: “The response we’ve had to the launch of routes like the Maldives, Las Vegas and Marrakech has been incredible. We’ve seen destinations in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean becoming even more popular with leisure travellers looking for sun and relaxation. Those after 24-hour cities are heading towards New York, Las Vegas and Japan.”

He added: “Tourism and leisure travel is a crucial focus for us, so growing our holidays business is a major part of our business plan. We’ve already made great progress thanks to the launch of our Dynamic Packaging capability on ba.com, which enables customers to book flights and hotels together and realise substantial savings. Revenue this year is up 55 per cent and there remains a huge opportunity for future growth.”

British Airways operates two weekly flights to St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport from London-Gatwick on Saturdays and Tuesdays. British Airways serves nearly 150 destinations.

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