Jamaica Welcomes Increased Seasonal Flights This Winter

Visitors to Jamaica from the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe and emerging markets like Russia and the Czech Republic, will now be able to experience direct service to enjoy the island’s diverse culture and natural beauty.
“We are very pleased to see the demand for travel to Jamaica continue to grow on a global scale, allowing our tourism sector to remain resilient and competitive,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, John Lynch.  “Jamaica is more accessible than ever.  The outlook for the upcoming winter tourist season seems encouraging and we look forward to sharing our hospitality and welcoming more visitors to our beautiful island.”
The following flights have been added to boost Jamaica’s airlift services:
• Delta Airlines is increasing its flights to daily service departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning December 15, 2012.
• Apple Vacations will reintroduce a weekly flight from the Greater Rockford Airport in Chicago to Montego Bay between January 28, 2013 and April 1, 2013.
• JetBlue Airways will operate two daily flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Kingston this winter as a continuation of their summer 2012 service.
• AirTran Airways has increased its non-stop service from Baltimore Washington International Airport to Montego Bay from nine flights to 11 flights per week.
• Sunwing Airlines will operate a new flight from Quebec City to Montego Bay starting December 14, 2012.
• Air Canada Vacations will add a second flight from Halifax to Montego Bay from February 13, 2013 to April 30, 2013.
• WestJet Airlines is serving Montego Bay with a second daily flight that started Friday, November 30, 2012 from Toronto.
• WestJet Vacations has introduced new vacation packages from Toronto to Kingston, which launched on November 28, 2012.
Latin America:
• COPA Airlines will increase service to four times per week to Montego Bay from Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama starting December 17, 2012.
United Kingdom:
• On November 16, 2012, Virgin Atlantic Airways added one flight per week from London Heathrow Airport to Montego Bay.
• TUI has added one additional flight to Montego Bay for the upcoming winter season out of Gatwick Airport in London, which started on November 24, 2012.
Czech Republic:
• Exim Tours, a Czech tour operator, will offer a charter service from Prague to Montego Bay beginning December 28, 2012.
• Look Voyage, a subsidiary of Transat, will reintroduce non-stop service from Paris, France beginning December 28, 2012.  
• Condor has increased its service to two flights per week from Frankfurt to Montego Bay, which began the first week of November 2012.
• On January 1, 2013, Transaero Airlines, in association with tour operator Biblio Globus, will begin non-stop service from Moscow to Montego Bay for an initial three months.
Jamaica features accommodations ranging from luxury resorts to charming cottages and inns, all focusing on top-notch service, and restaurants to fit any taste and price point. The island includes more than 120 rivers, stunning waterfalls and white sand beaches. It is a year-round vacation destination with diverse activities including eight championship golf courses, hiking trails, award-winning festivals, duty-free shopping, and adventure tours such as zip-lining, horseback riding, cliff diving, rainforest bobsledding, and dolphin and shark encounters.