European travel giant is adding more flights to Jamaica, the company said this week.
TUI plans to expand its presence in Jamaica in the summer of 2023 with increased flights.
The news was revealed during a meeting with the Jamaica Tourist Board this week.
“Part of Jamaica’s recovery efforts has been to strengthen partnership with our tourism stakeholders like TUI Group and their intention to increase flights signals confidence in the destination,” said Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “This move will undoubtedly augur well for the destination in terms of arrivals and economic activity in terms of jobs and overall earnings,”
Right now, TUI is operating 10 flights out of London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Those flights support both cruise and land stay over arrivals.
The plan is to expand to up to 8 flights dedicated to stopover arrivals alone next summer.
“Each flight carries roughly 340 passengers which means about 3000 passengers weekly who spend 11 to 12 nights in the destination. This is a very positive step as we work towards full recovery from the fallout of the pandemic,’ said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White.