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Seeking to capitalise on a growing West Indian market in Fort Lauderdale, Air Jamaica is putting on weekend non-stop flights to Barbados on a timetable that allows connections from eight other Caribbean destinations.

Flight 96, scheduled to start Sunday July 22 will operate Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It departs the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at 9:40am, arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados at 1:00pm. There is a turn around time of 50 minutes in Barbados for the 150-seat Airbus A-320 service. Flight 97 will depart at 1:50pm and arrives Fort Lauderdale at 5:30pm.

“Based on the success of our non-stop flight from New York’s JFK to Barbados and the possibilities it offers travelers from the Northeast, we believe providing this regular non-stop service to consumers in the Southeast will be equally successful,” says Paul Pennicook, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Air Jamaica.

Connections in Barbados will be on LIAT, the Caribbean Airline. Connections can be made to the islands of Tobago, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent, Dominica, Martinique, Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis.

To mark the start up of the service Air Jamaica is offering an introductory sale fare on this route of US$378 round trip plus taxes in economy class for travel between July 22 and December 15, 2007. Tickets at this special rate must be purchased by June 28, 2007

Air Jamaica operates more than 300 flights per week to the Caribbean from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York-JFK, Orlando, and Philadelphia in the United States; Toronto in Canada; and from London in the United Kingdom to Montego Bay and Kingston. Air Jamaica also offers daily non-stop service between New York-JFK and Barbados and direct service between JFK to both St Lucia and Grenada. Air Jamaica also offers intra-regional service with flights between Jamaica and The Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cuba, Curaçao, Grand Cayman, Grenada and St Lucia.

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