Fri | Jul 20, 2018

Eurowings begins weekly nonstop flight between Munich and Montego Bay

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 4:12 PM
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, with Silke Feike, International Marketing Leader, Eurowings at the ITB in Berlin, Germany in March 2018 - Contributed

Eurowings, one of Germany’s leading airlines, has commenced weekly nonstop service between Munich and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Eurowings' inaugural flight 234 departed Munich at 9:35 a.m. and arrived in Montego Bay at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18.

The flights will have a duration of around 11 hours.

The development comes just one year after Eurowings launched two scheduled weekly flights between the German city of Cologne/Bonn and Montego Bay.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett noted that the additional flights augur well for “our aggressive European tourist growth strategy.”

He noted that,“Jamaica benefitted from a 44 percent increase in German stopover visitors for 2017 over the previous year, moving from 20,768 to 29,858. Our goal is 50,000 German tourists per annum within the next 2 to 3 years,”.

Bartlett pointing to the success of the European growth strategy indicated that several more new nonstop flights between the Europe and Jamaica are programmed.

Jamaica received in 2017 a record 325,804 European tourists, which was approximately 31,000 more than the previous year.

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