Saint Lucia welcomed two new flights to the island on Saturday June 5th, while noting an 81% recovery in tourism arrivals from one of its major source markets, according to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA).
The Authority has disclosed that arrivals are surpassing projections as the industry prepares for an exciting trajectory from the Summer of 2021.
In a news release Monday, the SLTA said visitor arrival data for May 2021 indicate that Saint Lucia has recovered 81% of the US market as compared to May 2019.
It said since the reintroduction of tourism on June 4, 2020, to date, Saint Lucia has welcomed over 80,141 visitors.
Surpassing 35% visitor arrival projections, the past month noted peaks in arrivals as the destination had yet another busy weekend that welcomed more than 3000 visitors, the statement noted.
It said tourism Officials were part of the delegation that welcomed the reintroduction of American Airlines’ service from New York’s JFK and the data-driven service from Dallas Forth Worth -DFW.
According to the SLTA, a combined total of 209 arriving passengers, including those fully vaccinated, were met with a full complement of protocols in place.
The Weekly nonstop Saturday service from UVF to DFW 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).
The New York service will depart UVF at 3:00 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 8:03 p.m.