BASSETERRE, St Kitts – For the first time in St Kitts’ history, Air Canada will serve the island for a full six months for the 2018-2019 peak season. The non-stop Saturday flights from Toronto will operate from November 3, 2018 all the way through April 27, 2019.

“This is an unprecedented air service expansion by Air Canada that marks yet another historic first for St. Kitts,” said Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant. “I could not be more pleased to welcome this additional flying, which expands the options for visitors and Diaspora from our key Canadian source market to get to island.”

Air Canada, Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, began serving St Kitts non-stop on Fridays in peak season from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in 2011, and subsequently shifted to Saturday service. It is the island’s only non-stop scheduled service from Canada.

In previous years, the flight operated from late December through early April. With the expanded service, St Kitts will receive an additional 6 weeks of non-stop flying that provides the potential for an increase in Canadian air passenger arrivals.

From November 3 through December 10, Air Canada will operate a 136-seat Airbus A319-100 Rouge aircraft with 124 economy class and 12 business class seats for the non-stop Saturday flights.

From December 15, 2018 through April 27, 2019, Air Canada will operate a 200-seat Airbus A321-200 Rouge aircraft with 184 economy class and 16 business class seats for these flights.