Jamaica Secures Over One Million U.S. Airline Seats For Winter Season

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With simply over two weeks for winter vacationers to start out their holidays, Jamaica has introduced that it has secured a report 1.05 million airline seats from almost six thousand flights coming into the vacation spot out of the U.S. through the upcoming winter season, which is predicted to be its finest but. This represents a rise of 13 % over winter 2022/2023, when it recorded a whopping 923,000 airline seats.

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett American Airlines Flights to Ian Fleming Airport
Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett

“Thus far, ten airways have some 5,914 flights to Sangster Worldwide Airport in Montego Bay and Norman Manley Worldwide Airport in Kingston scheduled out of key U.S. gateways between January and April 2024,” mentioned the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica. “This provides to the flurry anticipated over the 2023 vacation interval.”

Jamaica Secures Over One Million U.S. Airline Seats For Winter SeasonAirways Flying to Jamaica

The lineup of airways for the winter 2023/2024 season contains:

  • American Airways with 305,436 seats scheduled on 1,727 flights;
  • Southwest with 106,925 seats scheduled on 611 flights;
  • Delta with 205,776 seats scheduled on 1,119 flights;
  • JetBlue with 242,347 seats scheduled on 1,434 flights;
  • United with 92,911 seats scheduled on 525 flights;
  • Frontier with 25,482 seats scheduled on 137 flights

Additionally contributing to the general improve of 121,104 seats over the corresponding 2022/23 winter interval are Spirit, Solar Nation and ALG Constitution, with a mixed 65,677 seats scheduled on 361 flights. Extra airlift is additional slated to return from Caribbean Airways flying out of New York.

Key Advertising Efforts

“These numbers mirror the continued efforts of the Ministry of Tourism, via the Jamaica Vacationer Board (JTB) as our advertising arm, working alongside our worldwide and native companions within the journey and hospitality sectors to make sure steady progress in our tourism trade,” continued Minister Bartlett.

2023 Stopover Guests Growing

Minister Bartlett additionally said that, “Already for the interval, January to November 29, 2023, preliminary figures point out that some 2.5 million stopover guests have graced our shores, accounting for an 18 % improve over the identical interval in 2022 and a ten % improve over the identical interval in pre-pandemic 2019.”

“If we proceed on this spectacular progress trajectory, we will probably be on monitor to fulfill our new projections of 4 million guests and overseas change earnings of USD $4.1 billion by yr finish,” Minister Bartlett concluded.

Sturdy Relationships With Journey Companions

“The Jamaica Vacationer Board maintains robust relationships with airline and journey trade companions and we’re grateful they’ve added capability into the vacation spot this winter,” mentioned Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Vacationer Board. “We anticipate a record-breaking winter season when it comes to stopover arrivals, which is bolstered by these added seats from key U.S. carriers.”