St Lucia: St Lucia is gearing up for a fascinating summer, extending its reach into the U.S. market through the introduction of nonstop flights from Dallas, New York City, and New Jersey.
Beginning July 1, 2021, Jet Blue will introduce an inaugural service from Newark, New Jersey. The service will operate three times per week from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and offer Mint service on Saturdays.
American Airlines’ inaugural weekly Saturday service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) will begin on July 5, 2021, and continue through August 14, 2021, with a scheduled return during the winter period. The A321 service will depart DFW at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and arrive in Saint Lucia at 3:40 p.m. p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT). The return service will depart Saint Lucia every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT) and arrive at DFW at 7:22 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).
Govt of St Lucia reported, “St Lucia is extending its reach into the U.S. market this summer through the introduction of nonstop flights from Dallas, New York City, and New Jersey.
Moreover, Jet Blue will introduce an inaugural service from Newark, New Jersey, from July 1; American Airlines’ inaugural weekly Saturday service from Dallas/Fort Worth will begin on July 5, and American Airlines’ nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport will also start on July 5.
On July 5, 2021, Saint Lucia will welcome the return of American Airlines’ nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) after more than a decade.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority’s commitment to actively monitor trends and patterns in its source markets led to the accumulation of data that prompted strategic dialogue with the airlines. This data shows great demand potential across the Tri-state area and for Dallas as a hub for visitors from the Midwest, west coast region, and a significant Saint Lucian diaspora.
American Airlines and JetBlue, through partnership, continue to work with Saint Lucia in recognizing the growing demand for airlift into the destination from crucial regions within the U.S. market. In supporting the effort, our Sales and Marketing team will focus on strategic sales missions and activities in those targeted alcoves to ensure the flights’ success beyond the peak winter tourism season.
“American Airlines and Jet Blue demonstrates continued confidence in Saint Lucia as a destination of choice with its product. The introduction of the flights is data-driven and without minimum revenue guarantee as we have proven that with the refocused marketing of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, that we can build confidence to invest in sustainable gateways.” Said Tourism Minister, Honorable Dominic Fedee.
Officials of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will welcome the arrival of the new services at UVF with a full complement of protocols in place.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is committed to ongoing efforts to increase airlift into Saint Lucia. Presently from the U.S., American Airlines provides daily service from Miami, and a weekly service from Chicago, Philadelphia, and Charlotte. Delta Airlines also operates from Atlanta with a daily nonstop service.
JetBlue provides nonstop service from New York on Thursdays, Saturdays, Mondays, and a Saturday-only service from Boston. The information is provided by SLTA.