Saint Lucia (June 30, 2014) – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board today announced Delta Air Lines will add non-stop service from New York’s JFK International Airport to Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF). Commencing December 20, 2014, the weekly service will operate every Saturday throughout the year.

The flight marks an expansion in service by Delta to UVF; the airline currently operates nonstop flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“Delta customers will have the ability to conveniently connect from a variety of feeder markets throughout the Northeast and Canada,” said Louis Lewis, director of tourism for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. “We look forward to continued work with the carrier to increase the number of arrivals at Hewanorra International Airport.”

Operated using a Boeing 737-800 with capacity for 160 seats, the flight will depart JFK at 8:30 a.m., arriving at UVF at 2:10 p.m. Return flights will depart Saint Lucia at 3:15 p.m., arriving at JFK at 7:07 p.m.

Flights and fares are available now at delta.com.

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