Jamaica’s popularity with the North American market has received a further boots after American Airlines has announced plans to introduce a new nonstop service from Chicago to Montego Bay on 31 January 2009.Though American has long served Montego Bay, it will be the airline’s first-ever nonstop flight there from Chicago.
American will operate one nonstop flight five days a week between
Chicago O’Hare International and Montego Bay, using Boeing 757 aircraft configured with 22 seats in First Class and 166 seats in the Main Cabin. Convenient connecting
services in Chicago will make Montego Bay easily accessible from other
cities as well.
The new Chicago nonstop is part of an expansion of American Airlines
flights to Montego Bay that will begin in early November. On Nov. 2,
American will increase its schedule between Miami and Montego Bay from two
daily nonstop flights to three. On the same date, American will also
increase its service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Montego Bay from one
weekly flight to five weekly, and then to a daily service in mid-December.
American also serves Montego Bay from New York JFK. In addition,
American operates service to Kingston, Jamaica, with flights from both
Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale-Kingston service began
earlier this year.