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About Air Jamaica, Jamaican Airline

At Air Jamaica, there is Red Carpet treatment for each and every passenger. Needless to say, Air Jamaica always goes the extra mile, because Air Jamaica, wants to be your carrier of choice. And Air Jamaica also knows that competition is fierce. That's why Air Jamaica is sure that you'll be as excited about our Red Carpet Services as they are. The 7th Heaven Program: Earn Free travel with the new Air Jamaica 7th Heaven Reward Program. Bonus Miles, Miles that never expire, Upgrade to First Class using Miles, With over 30 years of service and the most modern fleet in the western hemisphere, Air Jamaica is truly “The World’s Best Airline to the Caribbean.

Air Jamaica began operations in 1966 as the first Jamaican based international airline. It was governed by a tripartite agreement between the Government of Jamaica, BWIA, and BOAC (now British Airways). The name Air Jamaica was changed on April 1, 1969 to Air Jamaica Limited, and Jamaica’s first official airline was born with the Government of Jamaica holding majority shares in the airline. Air Canada held a minority interest and provided equipment, technology, training, pilots, and some top management. Then in 1984, the Jamaican Government acquired the airline through a “buy back” agreement with Air Canada. Ten years later, in 1994, the Government of Jamaica embarked on a privatization exercise. Gordon “Butch” Stewart led Air Jamaica Acquisition Group (AJAG) acquired majority ownership of the national airline with the government retaining a minority stake. In 2004, after severe turbulence in the airline industry and massive financial losses, the Government of Jamaica reclaimed full control of the airline. Businessman, O.K. Melhado is chairman of the board and veteran airline executive, Mike Conway is the President and CEO of Air Jamaica.

Air Jamaica now provides more non-stop flights from its North American gateways to the Caribbean and Jamaica than any other carrier serving the region. The Jamaican airline offers scheduled service with more than 350 direct flights per week from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, and Philadelphia in the U.S.; Toronto, Canada and London, England, to Montego Bay and Kingston in Jamaica, and to the Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cuba, Curaçao, Grand Cayman and Grenada in the Caribbean. In addition, the Jamaican airline’s code share agreement with Delta Air Lines, and its joint fare arrangements and compatible schedules with United, and other U.S. carriers, extend its access to over 150 cities within the Continental U.S.

Over the years, the Jamaican airline’s main focus has been service excellence. Air Jamaica is a totally customer-friendly carrier, with one goal: to be the best Jamaican airline, not only in the region, but also in the world. The Jamaican airline maintains a fully computerized Reservations Centre in Jamaica with links to most major reservations systems worldwide. Our courteous and knowledgeable staff at the Reservations Centre as well as at our subsidiaries, Air Jamaica Vacations and Air Jamaica Holidays, will advise you of the best Jamaican travel options available, helping you to plan the perfect Jamaican vacation or business conference.

Air Jamaica operates two Airbus A-340s, six A-321's and seven A-320's with a total lift of over 3,200 seats on a daily basis. Our state of the art, luxurious Jamaican aircraft will take you to your Jamaican destination in style and comfort and our well-trained In-Flight Jamaican crew and highly experienced Jamaican pilots ensure that your flight is safe and enjoyable. Every day Air Jamaica find ways to fine-tune and improve their unique Jamaican product so that, the Air Jamaica airline can offer our customers the best value for their money.

To apprise you of Air Jamaica’s many services and to give you an insight into the kaleidoscope of the Jamaican culinary, Jamaican cultural, Jamaican geographical and Jamaican historical treasures in each destination, Air Jamaica provides you with a complimentary copy of Sky writings the Jamaican airline’s own in-flight magazine. Additionally, for your viewing pleasure, Air Jamaica proudly presents our award winning in-flight video, Island Style. Our in-flight video is a unique magazine program featuring all the latest happenings, best Jamaican cuisine, Jamaican fashions and Jamaican attractions that our destinations have to offer. Our duty free Sky Shop offers for sale a variety of attractively-priced Jamaican liquors, cigarettes and perfumes as well as the world renowned Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee among other novelty items.

Air Jamaica continues to take the hassle out of travel for its customers. With new e-services, passengers can make reservations and purchase their tickets on-line or over the phone without leaving the comfort of their home or office. For those passengers traveling without bags Air Jamaica now offer express check-in, a shorter, easier check-in process which gives you more time to browse the duty-free shops in the departure lounge and less time waiting in line. Air Jamaica also offers hotel check-in at the major hotels in Jamaica’s primary resort towns of Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios so that passengers are able to check their luggage through to their final Jamaican destination, get a boarding pass, a seat assignment and pay their departure tax right at their hotel. This will allow you, our valued customer, more time to relax and enjoy the last few hours of your vacation, as you will not need to be at the airport any more than 60 minutes before flight time.

Air Jamaica’s superior service is ranked among the best in the world and the airline has won such accolades as the Five Star Diamond Award (five straight years) a distinction that ranks it among the top airlines of the world. Air Jamaica has been named Best Airline to the Caribbean by the World Travel Awards for the seventh consecutive year. The Jamaican airline was also nominated as Modern Bride’s Best Honeymoon Airline a title it has held for 3 consecutive years.

Air Jamaica is a major contributor to the economy of Jamaica. It provides support to Jamaica’s number one foreign exchange earner, the tourism industry, as Air Jamaica also contributes to the productive sector. Air Jamaica flies more people annually to Jamaica from its various gateways, than any other airline commanding over 51% of the market. Air Jamaica Cargo accounts for over 70 % of air cargo traffic to the island. Air Jamaica Cargo is deeply involved in the growth of Jamaica's agricultural sector and the development of industrial and Jamaican international commerce. Air Jamaica cargo arm is the primary air carrier of Jamaica's agricultural produce to North America and supplies the shipping needs of both our Jamaican micro-businesses and Jamaican large corporations. For three consecutive years Air Jamaica Cargo has won the Institute of Transport Management’s Airline of the Year Award for Best Regional Scheduled Cargo Airline.

 

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