American Airlines to commence service from Miami to Ian Fleming Airport, early next year
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has welcomed the announcement by American Airlines that it will commence service from Miami in the United States to the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary on February 24, next year.
Mr. Bartlett said the Ministry is delighted with American Airlines’ decision to introduce this new route which will serve the Ocho Rios resort area and its environs.
According to him, it marks a significant milestone in Jamaica’s ongoing journey to strengthen its position as the region’s premiere tourist destination.
Mr bartlett stated that the introduction of this route is also a positive one for stakeholders in St. Ann, St. Mary and Portland as it will greatly enhance the accessibility to the island’s northeast corridor, making it more convenient for travellers to explore the wonders of popular resort areas like Ocho Rios.
He adds that the decision by American Airlines to add this new route reflects the increasing demand for Jamaica’s tourism products and offerings.
Minister Bartlett said as post-pandemic travellers seek real and authentic experiences, Jamaica has emerged as a top choice.
He expressed appreciation for the growth in Jamaica’s popularity among key tourism partners, such as American Airlines, and eagerly anticipates further discussions about additional seats and routes.
Mr. Bartlett said he’s confident that the route to Ocho Rios will expand in the near future.
The new service to Ocho Rios will operate twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing an aircraft with a capacity for 76 passengers.
Travellers will benefit from convenient connectivity with American Airlines’ hub at Miami International Airport (MIA).