Jamaica’s tourism sector is to get a shot in the arm from at least four major carriers out of the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, introducing new destinations or a return to the island.
Virgin Atlantic will commence thrice weekly flights as of May 18, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while British Airways– which returned to the Sangster International Airport (SIA), Montego Bay, in October 2020, after an 11-year absence, which was suspended within two months owing COVID-19 – is expected to commence its winter route six months ahead of plans.
British Airways will return in the summer instead as a result of the demand out of the UK, sources close to the airline told The Gleaner. Checks on their website show flights from London via American Airlines into Montego Bay. The UK airline code-shares with American Airlines.
US airline Frontier will offer three flights out of the Miami International Airport, a terminal dominated by American, while Eurowings Discover (Lufthansa) will fly out of Frankfurt, Germany, starting November 1, and Edelweiss will commence service from Zurich, Switzerland, come July 5.