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
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
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.