Air Jamaica closes London route

31st May 2007

Air Jamaica regrets that it will be ceasing to operate its daily London
Heathrow - Jamaica route on October 28 2007. Passengers presently ticketed on Air Jamaica for travel after October 28
will be accommodated on Virgin Atlantic at no additional cost.

On October 30, Virgin Atlantic will be increasing its flights from
London Gatwick to operate four roundtrips per week, with two weekly
services to Kingston in addition to Virgin’s current twice-weekly
services to Montego Bay. 


Anne Deamer, General Manager UK & Europe for Air Jamaica, said the
decision to suspend the service was extremely difficult, given the
strong relationship the airline has with the Jamaican community in the
UK, as well as with the travel trade to attract holidaymakers to



“We are really disappointed that this decision has had to be made to
close the route. Air Jamaica has been flying from London to Jamaica for
11 years and acknowledges in particular the importance of the Jamaican
community in the UK who will be affected by the closure. However, there
is over-capacity on the route, and unfortunately we cannot justify
retaining the service, as the high costs and low yields make it


Air Jamaica continues to operate a comprehensive network within the
Caribbean as well as to Canada and the US.



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