Air Jamaica slates Boston service

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- There's good news for New Englanders who want to fly nonstop to Jamaica.

Air Jamaica said it will launch nonstop service from Boston to Montego Bay, starting Feb. 15.

Initially, the airline will fly the route five times a week aboard an A320 with room for 12 in first class and 138 in economy.

Jamaica-bound flights will depart Boston on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Boston-bound flights will depart Montego Bay on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The airline said the schedule will be expanded by one additional flight -- northbound on Fridays and southbound on Saturdays -- starting March 3.

"Air Jamaica's plan to commence service to Boston follows closely on the heels of our decision to end service to Port of Spain, Trinidad, thus enabling us to concentrate on core routes and the development of our Montego Bay hub," said Chris Zacca, Air Jamaica's chief executive officer.

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