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Jamaica Air Shuttle

Unread post by bimjim » Fri Jan 15, 2010

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Jamaica Air Shuttle

Jamaica Air Shuttle will become the latest carrier to enter the domestic airline services market when it starts commercial passenger service on the Tinson Pen Kingston to Montego Bay route on Friday. The introduction of Jamaica Air Shuttle will come just four months after another carrier -Skylan Airways - began offering domestic airline services between Norman Manley International Airport Norman Manley International Airport (IATA: KIN, ICAO: MKJP) is an airport in Kingston, Jamaica. As well as Sangster International Airport, it is a hub of Air Jamaica. It was named in honour of Norman Washington Manley. in Kingston and Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport Sir Donald Sangster International Airport (IATA: MBJ, ICAO: MKJS) is an international airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is one of the largest and busiest airports in the Caribbean. Sangster is often referred to as the gateway to the Caribbean.

However, the development of Jamaica Air Shuttle will mark the reintroduction of regular passenger air services at the Tinson Pen Aerodrome Tinson Pen Aerodrome (IATA: KTP, ICAO: MKTP) in Kingston, Jamaica is the largest of Jamaica's four domestic airports. It is located on Marcus Garvey Drive, a major highway that links Kingston to the nearby residential community of Portmore, which has been without such service for the past several years. Jamaica Air Shuttle will operate three 14-seater twin turbo-prop Beechcraft 99 aircraft.

The company said in a press release on Friday that "The airline will operate at least 31 'on demand' round-trip services per week between Tinson Pen and Montego Bay in the initial phase of its operations," adding that "Increases in frequency on that route and expansion to Boscobel, Negril and Port Antonio are planned." The flight time from Tinson Pen to Montego Bay in the Beech 99 will be 23 minutes, the company added. Nov 30, 2009.

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