In response to the winter season hike in travel, Caribbean Airlines has boosted its schedules to and from Jamaica through April 2014.
"Passengers can now choose from four weekly flights between Kingston and New York – JFK. The new schedule includes two non-stop flights – Fridays and Sundays – and two flights stopping in Montego Bay on Mondays and Thursdays," said the airline in a media release today.
The updated schedule sees the airline offering additional direct flights between Kingston and New York, Fridays and Sundays, with connections from Montego Bay, Mondays and Thursdays.
The flights will depart Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport as early as 7:20 a.m. arriving in New York by 11:05 a.m.
South bound, the flights depart JFK at 12:55 p.m., arriving in Kingston at 4:44 p.m.
For the tourism capital, the regional carrier, will depart Mondays and Thursdays, at 8:20 a.m. from the Sangster International, arriving New York by noon.
On the return leg, the flights depart New York at 1:50 p.m., arriving at 5:35 in the second city, continuing on to Kingston.
“Our new schedule is designed to offer more convenient travel times during what we expect to be a heavy travel season. The Jamaica Tourist Board is optimistic that more people will choose Jamaica, and we want to do everything we can to make it easier for them to do so,” said Clive Forbes, Caribbean Airlines Jamaica, general manager.
Forbes also announced an increase in flights between Kingston and Fort Lauderdale, a response to the Jamaican travel style specific to this route. “We know that the strong business and family connections necessitate day trips between Kingston and Fort Lauderdale. We are now offering the convenience of an early departure from Kingston at 6:45 a.m. with a late return flight at 11:15 p.m.”
For weekend travel, the airline now offers a 7:50 p.m. departure from Kingston to Fort Lauderdale on Fridays and Sundays.
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