November will mark a very important time for Jamaica’s tourist industry as the country will be opening the doors of the Ian Flemming International Aiport (OCJ) located in Boscobel St. Mary, to American Airline flights as the United States seek to increase their Caribbean presence.
The exact date set for the launching of the Airline services in the new location is November 5 and that information was revealed in a press release on Thursday by José A Freig the Vice President of American Airlines’ International and Premium guest services. In terms of operations, Freig noted that the flights will be connecting the Boscobel tourism area made popular by James Bond actor Ian Flemming, to Miami which is a known hub for the Caribbean and Latin American countries.
This year will mark American Airlines’ 45th anniversary in Jamaica and as such, the Vice President of the flight company’s International and Premium guest services expressed how meaningful it was for them to be the first United States Airlines to give persons direct access to the tourism hub of Ocho Rios which is in close proximity to the Ian Flemmings International Airport.
As for the specific Aircraft that has been dedicated to making the trips between Miami and the Ian Flemmings International Airport starting in November, Freig noted that it will be Flight 4007, Embraer E175 which will allow tourists to fly in by Envoy and have easy access to tourist destinations such as Dunns River Falls and James Bond beach on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
This additional flight according to José A Freig is very complementary to other programs they already have in place which include flights from Miami (MIA) to Kingston (KIN), and from Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL), New York (JFK), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Forthworth (DFW) to Montego Bay (MBJ).
The Vice President of the flight company’s International and Premium guest services also made it known that starting June 4th, there will be a year-round service of flights to take place between Montego Bay (MBJ) and Austin (AUS).
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