American Airlines continues to strengthen its presence in Jamaica with the launch of new service between Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ) and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK). Starting on Thursday, Nov. 21, the new route will be operated daily with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
“American’s rich history in Jamaica spans more than four decades and today includes an operation of up to 15 daily flights to Montego Bay and Kingston as well as a team of almost 100 people,” said Alfredo Gonzalez, American’s Managing Director for the Caribbean. “We look forward to the launch of our new Montego Bay service this coming November, further strengthening Jamaica as a tourist destination by providing nonstop access to the extensive network that we operate out of JFK, which includes up to 111 daily flights to nearly 40 destinations around the world.”
American began service to Jamaica on March 2, 1977 and during the high season offers more than 95 weekly flights from Kingston (KIN) and MBJ to the airline’s hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and Philadelphia as well as to Boston.
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.