Frontier Airlines, which has been rapidly expanding its Caribbean network amid the pandemic, is adding another route to its growing presence in Miami.
The low-cost carrier has kicked off new nonstop flights from Miami to Kingston, Jamaica, a big boost for one of the fastest-growing urban destinations in the wider region.
The new service will kick off on May 5, marking the company’s first-ever flights to the Jamaican capital.
The flights will operate year round, with service three times per week.
“We’re thrilled to launch service between Miami and Kingston, the bustling capital city of Jamaica, said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Kingston is home to an array of fascinating tourism and rich historical sites as well as providing easy access to Jamaica’s stunning mountains and beaches. This new service is in addition to our existing flights to Montego Bay.”
Kingston has been seeing strong tourism growth as the country’s tourism officials have sought to reposition the capital as a different kind of travel hotspot for the island, and a burgeoning arts scene has increasingly drawn culture-focused travelers.
“Kingston is sure to benefit from the new service and I know our passengers will welcome the options being opened up by Frontier,” said Fernando Vistrain Lorence, Chief Executive Officer of PAC Kingston Airport. “As the airport, we look forward to a great partnership and the possibility of even more services in the future.”
The last few years have seen the debut of several new hotels, most notably the AC Marriott, a collaboration between Sandals and Marriott International.
That’s along with a soon-to-debut Curio Collection by Hilton hotel set to open this quarter.
Both hotels add to a strong portfolio of properties in and around the capital, both signature stays like the Spanish Court and legendary hotels like Strawberry Hill in the nearby Blue Mountains.
“We are excited to be a part of Frontier Airlines’ growth and expansion plans,” said Francine Carter Henry, Manager for Airlines & Tour Operators, Jamaica Tourist Board. “Our goals are well aligned in bringing more visitors to the island and we welcome new service to the heartbeat of Jamaica – Kingston.”