Eurowings begins weekly nonstop flight between Munich and Montego Bay
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.