|To celebrate the occasion, Jamaica tourism representatives and Southwest employees created an island breakfast at the gate in Houston before the inaugural flight departed.|
Visitors from Houston now have easier access to Jamaica as Southwest Airlines recently began operating daily nonstop service between Houston’s Hobby International Airport (HOU) and Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay.
The new daily flight departs from William P. Hobby Airport’s (HOU) new $146 million international concourse at 10:35 am, and arrives Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) at 2:50 pm. The return flight is scheduled to depart MBJ at 3:45 pm and arrives HOU at 6:15 pm.
To celebrate the occasion, Jamaica and Southwest created an island breakfast celebration at the gate in Houston before the inaugural flight departed. Passengers were treated to a fare that included Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Jamaican music, as well as lots of prizes and surprises. Representatives from the Jamaica Tourist Board and Southwest Airlines were on hand for the official ribbon cutting.
As part of the celebration, a small media contingent traveled on the inaugural flight to Montego Bay. n Jamaica, they will be hosted at the Royalton White Sands where they will get the opportunity to sample the culinary offerings and experience some of the island’s attractions firsthand.