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Jamaica signs agreement with Atlanta airport

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 10:33 AM

The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) yesterday signed an Airport Co-operation Agreement with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The AAJ operates the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

The Transport ministry says under the Agreement, airports in Jamaica and the Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta will exchange ideas and information pertaining to cargo and passenger traffic development.

This will include sharing information on historical statistical data, planned infrastructure developments and general marketing research, all aimed at increasing passenger and cargo traffic at all three international airports in Jamaica and Hartsfield Jackson.

The ministry also said the partnership will provide for capacity building in aviation competency in Jamaica through training and talent development of technical and managerial airports personnel locally.

Transport Minister, Mike Henry who was present at the signing, says the Agreement will increase trade and technical co-operation between Jamaica and Atlanta.

Henry says geographically, Jamaica is strategically placed to do business with Atlanta, adding that the city has become a preferred destination for many Jamaicans.