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Jamaica Enhances Nonstop Winter Airlift From Boston

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Boston takes off to Jamaica this winter with cool airlift options for a sunny, exciting and accessible tropical escape! Increased nonstop airlift on US Airways and a new nonstop flight on JetBlue Airways make it possible.

“We are thrilled to continue a strong partnership with US Airways to bring visitors from Boston and all of New England to Jamaica’s sun-drenched shores for the winter holidays,” commented Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. “The new route from JetBlue offers even more options for Bostonians looking to escape the winter chill for an accessible and affordable Jamaican vacation,” Director Lynch continued.

US Airways, which offers nonstop service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ), Saturdays and Sundays, will increase to five days a week in December, with scheduled nonstop service through April 2010.

US Airways flight 831 departs BOS at 11:00 a.m. and arrives at MBJ at 3:29 p.m. Return flight 832 departs MBJ at 4:15 p.m. and arrives at BOS at 8:14 p.m.US Airways also offers connecting service  through both Philadelphia and Charlotte on the BOS-MBJ route.

JetBlue will begin nonstop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica from Boston, starting on January 9, 2010, with weekly Saturday flights. Flight 893 will depart BOS at 11:55 a.m. and arrive at MBJ at 3:45 p.m. Flight 894 will depart MBJ at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at BOS at 8:53 p.m. allowing visitors to enjoy a full day in Jamaica before returning home.

The BOS-MBJ route will mark JetBlue’s third nonstop route to Jamaica from the U.S.

JetBlue first introduced service to Jamaica in May 2009 with daily nonstop flights to Montego Bay, the carrier’s most successful Caribbean launch to date. JetBlue began flying nonstop from JFK to Kingston, Jamaica in October 2009.

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