St Kitts and Nevis saw air passenger arrivals rise by 2.5 per cent last year despite a 6.2 per cent drop in the number of flights into its international airport.
According to figures from the St. Christopher and Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority, 130,690 passengers arrived at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in 2011, compared to 127,512 in 2010, local media reported.
By comparison, the total number of flights to land in the small Caribbean nation last year fell from 6,409 to 6,012.
American Airlines continues to bring in the most travelers, flying 56,058 passengers on its daily Miami and twice weekly New York services, while Caribbean carrier LIAT flew 38,652 passengers into the country.
American Eagle, British Airways, US Airways, Delta Air and Miami Air accounted for the majority of all other arrivals.Having begun weekly operations from Toronto to St Kitts late last year, Air Canada has brought in nearly 400 passengers to the country.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H