U.S. Secures Over 1.6 M Seats to Jamaica for May to December

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The Jamaica Tourist Board has announced U.S. travelers booked around 1.63 million airline seats to the island so far for travel from May to December of this year.

Jamaica’s director of tourism Donovan White said the country experienced a gain of over 1.49 million air seats in 2017, allowing the tourism industry there to bring in more than $3 billion in revenue. White expects the increase to continue in 2018 thanks to the large number of direct flights from the U.S.

Traveling to Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, airports around the country offer daily access to Jamaica. Caribbean Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines will all offer daily flights from the U.S., at least until August, with many scheduled through December.


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In the northeast, travelers can fly to Montego Bay from New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore every day through December 31. JetBlue also offers daily flights to Kingston through December 10 from New York and United provides daily travel to Montego Bay through August 20.

Daily departures from the southeast also last through December 31 for planes leaving from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and Charlotte. Flights leave from Orlando for Montego Bay every day through October 27.

In the midwest, Chicago Midway provides daily travel to Montego Bay through August 6. Out west, Dallas and Houston offer flights every day through August 20.

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