Air Jamaica is adding more flights to Grenada this summer, increasing its non-stop schedule from four to five flights per week to and from New York’s JFK International Airport, beginning the week of June 25, 2006.
JM 94, which currently operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, will have an additional Thursday departure. All flights depart New York’s JFK at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Grenada at 3:10 p.m. On the return leg, JM 95 departs Grenada at 4:00 p.m. and arrives in New York at 8:50 p.m.
Air Jamaica senior executive George deMercado commented: “The partnership between Grenada and Air Jamaica has been mutually beneficial and we look forward to strengthening our relationship during what we expect will be an exceptionally busy summer period,”
He noted that the additional fifth flight, using a leased Boeing 757 aircraft, will operate seasonally between June 25 through September 10, 2006 .
Grenada’s new Director of Tourism, Jocelyn Sylvester-Gairy commented:
“We’ve seen other airlines who have been (around) before Air Jamaica, and they have not made the (marketing) strides that Air Jamaica has (made),” said the director, who also wants to see a resumption of service between Grenada and Jamaica to boost intra-regional travel and connections with other US cities.
Air Jamaica provides more non-stop flights to Jamaica than any other carrier with more than 270 flights per week from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, and Philadelphia in the U.S., Toronto , Canada and from London to Montego Bay and Kingston.
Air Jamaica offers intra-regional service with flights between Jamaica and Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cuba, Curaçao, Grand Cayman and St Lucia.
The airline’s code share agreement with Delta Airlines, its joint fare arrangements and compatible schedules with United, and other U.S. carriers, extend its access to more than 150 cities within the continental U.S.