Air Jamaica Kingston-Miami route no more

The only US cities now served by the airline are Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New York and Philadelphia.

Air Jamaica plane

February 3, 2012 – Less than two months after returning to Miami, Florida, Air Jamaica is pulling out of that gateway again.

 

January 31was the airline’s last day in that North American city.

The airline returned to the busy airport on December 9 last year, almost three years after cutting the route.

At the time of the resumption of direct service between Kingston and Miami, Caribbean Airlines CEO (Ag) Mr. Robert Corbie had this to say, “The resumption of direct service to Miami by our Air Jamaica brand solidifies our commitment to offering our customers better connectivity to North America, providing more options to and from Florida from Jamaica.”

He continues, “As the only regional carrier to offer non-stop services from Jamaica to three of Florida’s major cities, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and now Miami, we are a fundamental resource in Caribbean aviation. We believe in the added value of our product and continue to provide a reliable, flexible and dependable operation. Our added value package entitles our passengers to frequent flyer miles, two free pieces of checked baggage up to 50 lbs, in-flight entertainment and complimentary meals.”

It is not clear what has forced the hands of the former national carrier so soon after its return. However, in early December its parent company, Caribbean Airlines, aggressively tried to woo passengers with introductory rates as low as US$79 one-way plus taxes.

The only US cities now served by the airline are Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New York and Philadelphia.

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