By the Caribbean Journal staff
Montego Bay is booming.
The Jamaican travel hub, which is seeing a massive boost in new airlift in 2019, will get another lift in November with the launch of new daily American Airlines flights from New York.
The JFK-Montego Bay flights will officially launch Nov. 21, according to American, which has been steadily growing its Caribbean footprint in 2019 as well.
American also announced plans to launch a pair of new routes to Costa Rica: weekly Saturday flights from JFK to Liberia, along with new daily flights from New York to San Jose.
The Montego Bay and San Jose flights will launch on Nov. 21, while the Liberia service will begin operations on Dec. 21.
“The growth of American Airlines in the Caribbean and Latin American,” the world’s largest airlines said in a statement.
American Airlines is operating all three new routes on Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
It’s part of a banner aviation year for Jamaica, which has seen a wave of new flights both to Montego Bay and, increasingly, to its growing urban destination in Kingston.
The new flights come as Montego Bay continues to position itself as a haven for both all-inclusive and EP travel, from its portfolio of Sandals resorts to some of the Caribbean’s leading luxury resorts like Half Moon and Round Hill, among others.