9/15/2011 - Air Jamaica Returns to Orlando International
Twice weekly flights the only direct service from Jamaica
Kingston, September 15 - Air Jamaica today reinstated flights to Orlando with the 12:15 p.m. departure of Flight BW474. With this service, Air Jamaica will be the only carrier operating non-stop flights between Kingston and Orlando with connections available throughout the Caribbean.
In celebration of the new service, introductory fares start at US$89, plus taxes, one way. Additionally, from September 15 to November 15, passengers travelling on return trips between Kingston and Orlando will be allowed three checked bags at 50lbs each.
“Reintroducing our non-stop service to Orlando—the fifth largest metropolitan area in the Southeast US—is an important milestone in our strategy to strengthen operations,” said Will Rodgers, Acting General Manager of Air Jamaica. “The flights, which originate in Port of Spain, will serve Orlando’s growing Caribbean Diaspora, as well as seasonal leisure travellers from the Caribbean.”
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 154 seats—16 in Business Class, and 138 in Economy, will operate the flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kingston at 12:15 p.m.
Orlando at 5:17 p.m.
Orlando at 3:15 p.m.
Kingston at 6:15 p.m.
Attorney Wayne Golding, of the Golding Group, expressed delight at the resumption of non-stop flights between Kingston and Orlando. “As a business person, the resumption of non-stop flights offers much needed relief for my frequent travel between Orlando and Kingston.”
Golding added, “The non-stop flight from Orlando to Kingston also serves to revalidate the importance of Jamaicans in the Central Florida Diaspora to Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines.”
With the addition of the new flights, Air Jamaica now operates 136 departures weekly to six destinations in the US, Canada and the Caribbean - New York, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Toronto and Nassau. The airline’s service includes two free checked bags for each passenger, a frequent flyer program, complimentary snacks and meals, as well as in-flight entertainment. Customers can book online at www.airjamaica.com.
Air Jamaica is welcomed by a water salute at Orlando International Airport
About Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica:
Caribbean Airlines began operations on 01 January 2007 and currently serves 14 markets in the Caribbean, South America and North America, operating a core schedule of 530 weekly departures with a fleet of 14 aircraft.
Caribbean Airlines acquired routes operated by Air Jamaica on 26 May 2011. Caribbean Airlines currently employs 1, 124 employees with the Air Jamaica headcount at 650.
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