Montego Bay Receives First Flight from Czech Republic


Above: Rose Hall in Montego Bay

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The first-ever flight from the Czech Republic arrived in Montego Bay Friday, part of what Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry said is an effort to tap new and emerging markets.

The 200-seat Boeing 800 aircraft arrived from Prague through the Dominican Republic with 84 visitors.

It is one of 12 rotations that will be coming to Jamaica from December to April 2013.

“This inaugural flight from Prague is very important to our progress on new and emerging markets,” Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism, said in a release. “This flight is shared with the Dominican Republic, and we welcome the passengers from this flight as it means a lot to our marketing efforts and our initiatives as we focus on new business. The passengers are really happy as most of them are coming to Jamaica for
the first time,” she said.

Another new flight to the market, one from Moscow, will be arriving in Jamaica Jan. 1.

That flight, by air carrier Transaero, will be nonstop service from Moscow to Montego Bay on a Boeing 777 with 300 seats.