American Airlines Expansion in Saint Lucia
American Airlines is one of the larger airlines to have survived several decades of various travel slowdowns. The airline announced they are expanding their winter flights to the Caribbean, including to Saint Lucia. The trip will go nonstop from Chicago to the island nation. The newest route will operate on Saturdays with flights leaving from Chicago O’Hare and arriving at Hewanorra International Airport.
Minister Dominic Fedee, the St. Lucian Tourism Minister, stated they are happy to welcome visitors from the Midwestern area. The visitors will find enjoyment in the cultural experiences, beautiful weather, and warm welcome residents will offer. American Airlines passengers can arrive directly from Chicago, Miami, Charlotte, and Philadelphia.
The flight from Chicago leaves at 8:20 am and arrives in St. Lucia at 3:50 pm. Flights depart at 4:47 pm and arrive in Chicago O’Hare at 9:20 pm. American Airlines stated through November they have offered more than 101,000 seats to passengers going to Saint Lucia. It accounts for 43 percent of the passengers going to the island nation from the US.
American Airlines is ninety-three years old as a company offering travel services. The company was founded in Chicago and has multiple cities as its hub, including Dallas/Fort Worth, where it has its major headquarters. Other important airports include Charlotte, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Phoenix, and Washington-National.
Passengers can belong to AAdvantage, the frequent flyer program and earn airline miles for their travels domestically and abroad to places like Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia is growing as a Caribbean destination, overcoming other famous islands like St. Kitts and Aruba. The sandy beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, and land excursions continue to fascinate visitors, whether they arrive by airline or cruise ship.
The added advantage of more flights to Saint Lucia ensures tourists from all over can get to the island with more ease than even a few years ago.