MIAMI – Air Jamaica continues to demonstrate its corporate social responsibility in 2010. As part of this program, the airline has lent its support to the Central Worship Center, which departs Philadelphia for Jamaica on a volunteer mission starting Monday, January 11 and returning Tuesday, January 19, 2010. On arrival at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, the group will be met by representatives of Air Jamaica, the Jamaica Tourist Board and other airport officials.
The 65-member group, led by Pastor Timothy Dukes and Dale Dukes of Dukes Lumber Company in Delaware will undertake a variety of outreach programs in various communities on the island’s north coast. The projects will include renovations to a number of facilities which house the needy, in addition to its major activity, the refurbishing and upgrading of the Teen Challenge Youth Center in the resort town of Ocho Rios, which provides drug rehabilitation programs for youths.
“As Jamaica’s national carrier, we are excited to continue this tradition of building goodwill in the Philadelphia region while at the same time making a meaningful contribution to Jamaica’s development,” said Joy Cain, Air Jamaica’s Area Sales Manager, Philadelphia. “The airline has had a longstanding relationship with churches, schools and community groups and looks forward to strengthening that partnership.”
Air Jamaica currently offers daily nonstop flights, except Thursdays and Saturdays, between Philadelphia and Montego Bay with continuing service to Kingston on Mondays and Tuesdays. All flights feature Air Jamaica’s generous baggage allowance of one checked piece of baggage at 50 lbs. per passenger in Economy Class, as well as free in-flight entertainment and snacks.