Air Travel: New Flights to St. Kitts, Porto-Newark Service Tripled

Port Zante in Basseterre town, St. Kitts And Nevis
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Some major new flights lead this week’s air travel news.

This week tourism officials in St. Kitts and Nevis announced plans for American Airlines to launch nonstop Saturday flights from Dallas - Fort Worth, marking a first in the island’s history. 

In a written statement Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, said that the new service would increase the available options for visitors and Diaspora to get to the island during the summer family travel season, both from Dallas and via one-stop connections from a number of cities in the Western United States

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American will operate the new Saturday nonstop flights the entire summer, from May 25 to August 17, 2019, on a 128-seat Airbus A-319 aircraft with 8 First Class seats, 24 Main Cabin Extra seats and 96 main cabin seats. Dallas - Fort Worth is American’s largest hub. 

Complementing the new Dallas - Fort Worth flight, American also operates non-stop Saturday flights to St. Kitts from New York-JFK and Charlotte plus daily non-stop flights (with twice daily non-stop flights from Wednesdays through Sundays) from Miami.

In Europe, this week TAP Air Portugal announced plans to triple its service between Newark and Porto on new Airbus A321LR aircraft. The new service will kick off June 1, flying six weekly nonstop roundtrips. The new EWR-OPO flights will operate every day except Tuesday. 

The airline is also adding new service from Porto to Brussels, Lyon and Munich, which means U.S. travelers can now enjoy a stopover of up to five days in Porto, en route to 14 European destinations from Newark.

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