American Airlines Begins Flights to Jamaica’s Ocho Rios

Jamaica has welcomed new non-stop air service from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) by American Airlines on February 24. American is currently the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service into Ocho Rios, providing travelers with more convenient access to the northern and eastern parts of the island.

The new nonstop service to Ocho Rios will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft. It joins more than 100 peak weekly flights to Jamaica from American Airlines and complements the carrier’s existing service from MIA to Kingston (KIN) and Montego Bay (MBJ). With the addition of this new flight, American Airlines now offers nonstop flights to Jamaica from eight U.S. gateways, including Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York and Philadelphia.

In a nod to the airport’s name after the author of the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming, who lived in Jamaica, the new flight bears the number AA 4007.

“We are extremely pleased to see American Airlines, our largest airline partner, continue to expand their service to Jamaica by now flying into all three of our international airports,” said Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica. “The new flights are well timed to support our stopover arrivals growth during this peak winter season, which we are projecting to be the best we’ve ever recorded.”

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