Frontier Airlines is launching another expansion to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The ultra-low-cost carrier has announced plans to add three more nonstop routes from the United States to the Jamaican hotspot in 2023.
That includes new service from Chicago Midway International Airport, Denver International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport.
The new flights will kick off in February 2023, with St Louis on Feb. 23, Denver on Feb. 24 and Chicago on Feb. 25.
It means Frontier will soon fly to Montego Bay from eight different cities in the United States.
“This new service will be a huge draw for Americans who reside in or near these major metropolitan areas and want to escape winter to come enjoy some sunshine and warm Jamaican hospitality,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines.
It’s yet another Caribbean expansion for Frontier, which has been adding flights to the region at a blazing pace since the early return of travel after the pandemic.
“We are extremely grateful to Frontier for their continued partnership and expansion of service into Jamaica,” said Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica. “This directly benefits our tourism industry as we seek to go into the next phase of our recovery and grow exponentially.”
The St Louis-Montego Bay and Denver-Montego Bay nonstop flights will each operate three times per week.
The Chicago service will be operating once weekly on Saturdays.
“These new flight additions by Frontier are welcomed strategic developments that provide more options for travelers to get to Jamaica,” said Donovan White, Director of Tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board. “This provides even greater connectivity to and from the west and northwest regions of the United States.”
The new flights will help bolster what has already been a broad recovery for Jamaica’s tourism sector.
This past summer, Jamaica surpassed its pre-pandemic visitor totals, numbers that had been a record set in 2019.