Air Jamaica Celebrates 25 Years of Service from Baltimore/Washington

Deputy Chief of Mission at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, Sharon Miller has commended Air Jamaica for 25 years of outstanding service to the Baltimore/Washington area.
“We wish to say to the Air Jamaica team in the greater Washington area, that you have done a remarkable job over the past 25 years of showcasing the little piece of Jamaica that flies,” she said at a dinner held recently at the Baltimore Hyatt Hotel, to celebrate Air Jamaica’s 25 years of non-stop service from the gateway.
Ms. Miller, who deputized for Ambassador to Washington, Professor Gordon Shirley, said that, “Air Jamaica has demonstrated over the years that size is not a determinant to excellence and that tenacity and the recognition of the importance of the human factor are simply more important in achieving success. Today, Air Jamaica boasts an enviable safety record and the professionalism of its staff bears testimony to the unbeatable hospitality of Jamaica and things Jamaican.”
Air Jamaica’s Vice President of Sales, George deMercado, informed that over the last 25 years, the airline had carried more than a million passengers from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport into Jamaica.
According to Mr. deMercado, Air Jamaica’s non-stop service from the gateway underlined the importance of the destination to the island and the rest of the Caribbean.
“The longevity of our service speaks volumes for loyal Caribbean nationals, who form the core of our customer based. As a result of their support, we have constantly maintained an average load factor of over 79 per cent,” he stated.
He noted that the airline was committed to supporting regional tourism through its hub in Montego Bay, which offered passengers the option of island hopping with a free stopover in Jamaica.
Air Jamaica commenced service out of the Baltimore/Washington International Airport on February 16, 1982, and is the longest serving international airline to operate out of that gateway.
The reception was attended by members of the Caribbean community and diplomatic core and representatives of the travel industry.

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