Cayman Airways has resumed service to Montego Bay following the disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flight, which arrived at the Sangster International Airport on Thursday, August 4, marked the first time the carrier has operated this route since the pandemic.
“I could not be more pleased to welcome back this service by Cayman Airways,” said Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. “The key to growing visitor arrivals and building tourism is airlift.”
“Therefore, the resumption of these flights into Montego Bay is an important step in making Jamaica an aviation hub and building better inter-island connectivity within the Caribbean so that travellers can enjoy multiple destinations in one trip.”
Cayman Airways’ flight KX2602 will operate weekly on Thursdays. It utilizes a 160-seat Boeing 738 aircraft for these flights.
Cayman Airways also operates daily flights between Grand Cayman (GCM) and Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport (KIN), with twice-daily flights on Fridays. Adding the Thursday flight to Montego Bay (MBJ) brings the carrier’s total number of weekly flights to Jamaica to 9.
Jamaica Tourist Board officials and tourism stakeholders were on hand at the airport to mark the celebratory occasion.
“Having more small airline partners like Cayman Airways operate into more airports in Jamaica helps us build capacity into various areas within the destination,” added Director White. “We want to make it easier for passengers to be able fly into one island on a larger carrier then use a smaller one to connect to their final destination.”