Jamaica Boosts Air Connectivity with New Flight Services

Frontier Airlines has launched nonstop twice weekly services between Montego Bay and Tampa. The new service will increase Jamaica’s airlift from the U.S., its largest tourism market, by providing 186 seats per flight. This is the fifth city in the U.S. from which Frontier will serve Jamaica. Other cities include Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta.

The island country has also announced QCAS Aero’s new non-stop charter service from Florida’s Fort Lauderdale International Airport to the Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios.

“I am very pleased to welcome this new charter flight to Ocho Rios by QCAS,” said Donovan White, director of tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board. “This new convenient option for high-end travelers directly supports the development of the ‘Jamaica Revere’ zone being created from Oracabessa to Port Antonio while helping us continue our path to recovery as we build back more sustainably, more inclusively and more resiliently for the future.”

The flight will depart from QCAS’ exclusive facility at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. There will be 30 seats onboard the airline’s turbojet aircraft. Passengers can enjoy premium beverages, healthy menu options and personalized concierge attention from check-in to arrival at their resort or villa.

These flights increase ease of access to Jamaica by air and support the recovery and growth of the tourism sector. For summer 2022, Jamaica is projecting stopover arrivals of more than 800,000, or more than 85 percent of pre-pandemic 2019 levels, with stopover arrival expenditures reaching over $1.1 billion or more than 90 percent of pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

Additionally, InterCaribbean Airways has launched weekly flights from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos to Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios. The new route marks the first time a carrier is providing scheduled commercial air service into the airport since the completion of its renovation in 2011.

“Smaller air partners such as InterCaribbean are poised to play a key role in creating better regional connectivity,” added White. “The potential impact to Jamaica and destinations across the Caribbean is huge, as passengers could fly into one island on a larger carrier and more easily continue on to their final destination via a smaller one.”

For more information, visit www.visitjamaica.com.

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