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  • More than 60,000 new airline seats have already been secured for Jamaica, ahead of the 2015/16 winter tourist season, which begins in December.
  • The disclosure was made by Tourism Director, Mr. Paul Pennicook, as he addressed a media breakfast, as part of the 25th staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) Tourism Trade Show.
  • He said over 50,000 of the seats are coming out of the United States, and that a number of new flights will also be coming to Jamaica.

More than 60,000 new airline seats have already been secured for Jamaica, ahead of the 2015/16 winter tourist season, which begins in December.

The disclosure was made by Tourism Director, Mr. Paul Pennicook, as he addressed a media breakfast, as part of the 25th staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) Tourism Trade Show, at the Hilton Resort in St. James, on September 21.

He said over 50,000 of the seats are coming out of the United States, and that a number of new flights will also be coming to Jamaica.

“Some of those (flights) will be new to Jamaica and we are very excited about them. Come December 18, American Airlines introduces a non-stop service from Los Angeles into Montego Bay on weekends. Come November 1, South West Airlines introduces daily service from Houston into Montego Bay and come December 1, Frontier Airlines comes into  Montego Bay for  days per week from Philadelphia,” the Director noted.

Mr. Pennicook said that in addition to those, Delta Airlines will be increasing its service out of Minneapolis in the United States, while flights will also be arriving from Gothenburg, Sweden, and Olso, Norway, and for next summer, there could be a flight from Dublin, Ireland.

“We are very excited about the future, because we are having new rooms built, we are having rooms refurbished, products are being upgraded, there are  attractions…and we have the airline seats to go with it, so we are looking forward to a wonderful 2016,”  he said.