Ian Fleming International Airport welcomes first US flight
The Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel St. Mary received its first commercial flight from the United States of America, on Wednesday morning.
The flight which was operated by Quality Corporate Aircraft Services (QCAS) Aero, landed at 10:30 am, with 11 persons on board.
The plane can accommodate 30 occupants.
The flight follows last week’s first commercial flight at the airport operated by Inter-Caribbean Airways and which originated from the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Transport Minister Audley Shaw says he is excited for the flights that are expected twice weekly out of Fort Lauderdale.
While mentioning that the American Airline from the United States is to also commence flights in November, Mr. Shaw said this will encourage growth in domestic travel.
Meantime, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Clifton Reader said the flights to the Ian Fleming airport will see tourism doing better than pre-Covid-19 numbers, for the upcoming third quarter.