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American Airlines Is Adding a New Route to Jamaica

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 19, 2021

American Airlines is set to add another new route to the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

The world’s largest airline will launch new service from Philadelphia International Airport to Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport beginning Nov. 4. 

“We’re delighted to welcome this new service from Philadelphia to Kingston,” said Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. “As we see a resurgence in international travel and approach Jamaica’s high season, we’re excited to increase access to Kingston, our UNESCO-designated Creative City that’s slated to see nearly 500 new hotel rooms opening before 2023.”

The flights will operate thrice weekly, with service on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. 

“Kingston is the entertainment mecca of the Caribbean. From sports to entertainment, from night life to gastronomy, Kingston has it all,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This new partnership with American Airlines will afford passengers many opportunities to experience this diversity that our capital city offers, while still being able to connect to other resort areas.”

The new route complements existing American service to Kingston out of Miami International Airport. 

“American has proudly served Jamaica for more than four decades and we are looking forward to our continued expansion this year with a new route between Kingston and our Philadelphia hub,” said José A. Freig, VP of International for American Airlines.

American will be operating 80 weekly flights to Jamaica this year. 

— CJ

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