Air Jamaica Announces Miami – Grenada Service

MIAMI – Grenada’s tourism industry is expecting a big boost in time for the winter season with the start of new Air Jamaica flights from Miami, beginning November 4, 2007.

George deMercado, the carrier’s Vice President of Sales, announced that the airline had adjusted its schedule to provide convenient flights between Miami and Grenada with a short connection in Montego Bay.

The service will operate four days a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, using Airbus A-320 aircraft with 138 seats in Economy and 12 in Executive Business Class. “Air Jamaica is committed to offering even smoother travel arrangements to and from the Caribbean region,” said deMercado, who congratulated Grenada’s newly appointed Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen and her team for their vision in making the service a reality.

From Miami, Air Jamaica’s Flight 20 departs at 11:20 a.m. and arrives at Montego Bay at 11:55 a.m. Flight 95 departs Montego Bay at 1:00 p.m. arriving in Grenada at 4:40 p.m. To Miami, Air Jamaica Flight 94 departs Grenada at 2:35 p.m. and arrives in Montego Bay at 4:30 p.m. Flight 25 departs Montego Bay at 5:15 p.m. and arrives in Miami at 6:50 p.m.

DeMercado said he expects the new service to complement existing direct Air Jamaica flights which also serve the island from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“The strategic importance of the Eastern Caribbean continues to be a priority for Air Jamaica,” said deMercado, who hinted that the airline plans to announce even more innovations to its schedule to boost tourism to these island nations in the weeks ahead.

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