Jamaican Tourism Officials Welcome Increased Flights by Frontier Airlines

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Colorado-based Frontier Airlines is expanding service to Jamaica arising from increased travel demand from Jamaicans living in South Florida.

The airline added three new weekly non-stop flights between Montego Bay and Miami starting next month. In making the announcement, the ultra-low-cost carrier stated that the flights are scheduled to begin at an introductory rate of US$89.

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett welcomed the news, saying that it aids in the government’s mission to rebuild Jamaica’s tourism sector, which suffered greatly because of the pandemic.

“I was very happy to receive news that Frontier Airlines will operate new flights to Montego Bay to meet the growing demand to visit our island paradise. This also aids our mission to rebuild Jamaica’s tourism sector which, like many other destinations, suffered greatly because of the pandemic. There is a lot more in store and I will speak to that soon,” Bartlett was quoted as saying.

Senior Advisor and Strategist in the Tourism Ministry, Delano Seiveright also said that the new flights is yet another signal of a coming rebound for the Jamaican economy.

“The new flights are yet another signal of a coming rebound for the tourism industry and the wider Jamaican economy. Huge investments in new hotels, growing interest by investors in our tourism product, very successful vaccination rates in the our main market, the United States, Jamaica’s successful COVID-19 Resilient Corridor, a coming major marketing campaign and a wide range of other factors will conjoin and bring about a surge in tourist arrivals in coming months,” Seiveright stated.

The flights are scheduled to begin on May 28.

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