The Jamaica Tourist Board and Copa Airlines today announced new flight service between Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay. Travelers can now book flights on Copa Airlines for travel starting December 11, in time for the holiday season.
“This new partnership with Copa Airlines will provide travelers from South America a seamless route into the heart of Jamaica’s resort capital,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Panama City is a main gateway for connecting flights throughout Central and South America. The new service provides joint benefits, increasing the potential for visitor arrivals for both destinations. Jamaicans can experience South American culture while Latin Americans can explore Montego Bay or a nearby city such as Ocho Rios and Negril.”
Copa’s new flights will depart Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) at 9:06 a.m.every Tuesday and Sunday, and arrive at Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) at 11:03 a.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart MBJ at 12:39 p.m., and arrive at PTY at 2:30 p.m every Tuesday and Sunday. In addition to Copa Airline’s expansion into Montego Bay, Copa has regular service from its Hub in Panama into Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
“We are very pleased to announce the increase of our flight options between the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas with the start of Copa Airlines flights to Montego Bay. The expansion of flights to our Hub of the Americas, and our ever growing network of routes are complemented with flights to such a beautiful destination, and it also offers more passengers the opportunity to enjoy our airline’s world-class flying experience throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Joe Mohan, Business Vice President of Commercial and Planning with Copa Airlines.
Copa flights through Panama City into Montego Bay will be available starting December 11, 2011, from 58 cities in North, Central and South America.