Air Jamaica today announced a significant realignment in its network – including the suspension of service on several routes – driven by the departure of three aircraft from its fleet. By April, Air Jamaica will operate six aircraft; one A319, four A320’s and one A321.
“This fleet reduction has become necessary as we seek to meet our financial obligations, however Air Jamaica continues to be the best choice for convenient schedule and excellent service as we have ensured that adequate capacity is provided on our core routes,” stated Bruce Nobles, Air Jamaica’s President and CEO.
Effective March 9, 2010, Air Jamaica will suspend service on the following routes: New York (JFK) – Grenada and Jamaica – Orlando.
Effective April 12, 2010, Air Jamaica will suspend service on the following routes: Jamaica – Chicago, Jamaica – Curacao and Jamaica – Nassau.
The revised schedule takes effect in two stages – first on March 9, 2010 and finally on April 12, 2010. The new schedule also changes some frequencies and departure timings. Key changes include :
- New York will have three daily flights effective March 14 – two early morning departures, one to Kingston and one to Montego Bay
- Chicago will be reduced to three weekly flights between March 9 and April 11
- Nassau will be reduced to two weekly flights after March 14
- Baltimore will operate daily service effective April 12, departing Baltimore in the afternoon and departing Montego Bay in the morning
- Philadelphia will operate daily service effective April 12
- Toronto will operate daily service effective April 12
- Fort Lauderdale will operate four daily flights effective April 12 – three to Kingston and one to Montego Bay
By April 12, Air Jamaica will operate 161 weekly flights between Jamaica and five cities with daily service to Baltimore, Philadelphia and Toronto, three daily flights to New York (JFK) and four daily flights to Fort Lauderdale.