American Airlines Expands Its Services In Jamaica: First Test Flight Touch Down At Ian Fleming International Airport In St. Mary

Friday, January 26, 2024, 6:36 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is happy that plans by American Airlines to expand its services in Jamaica via the Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) in Bascobel, St Mary are coming to light. According to Holness, the new service from the international airline company will be operational from February 24, 2024 onwards.

The Prime Minister outlined that the proposed plans were a foot from 2023. As he reports on the update, Holness announced on Thursday, January 25, that the first American Airlines test flight AA9857 landed at the Ian Fleming International Airport at 1:23 pm. Holness shared the information on social media with a picture of one of the aircraft grounded.

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness

“GoodNewsJamaica 🇯🇲 In 2023, American Airlines announced the expansion of its services in Jamaica by introducing a new service to the Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) in Boscobel, St. Mary, which will be operational from February 24, 2024. Today, the American Airlines test flight AA 9857 landed at 1:23 pm,” part of his caption read.

As he continued his post via Instagram, Holness also revealed the services currently offered by American Airlines regarding Jamaica. The areas covered by the airline include Austin, Chicago, Boston, Dallas\Fort Worth, Charlotte, New York and Philadelphia.

“American Airline currently offers services to Jamaican from Austin (AUS), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Charlotte (CLT), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), New York (JFK), and Philadelphia (PHL),” the rest of his caption revealed.

Watch as the flight touch down below:

See Holness’s post below:





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