[Jamaica Queen Airlines] New airline for Jamaica

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[Jamaica Queen Airlines] New airline for Jamaica

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[Jamaica Queen Airlines] New airline for Jamaica
Thursday, January 24, 2013

KINGSTON, Jamaica

Three months after granting Fly Jamaica its operating certificate, the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) is being asked to grant permission for a new private airline to be based on the island.

Jamaica Queen Airlines (JQA) has stated on its website that it will begin operations once it is issued with an AOC (air operators certificate) by the JCCA, and it will be based at the Norman Manley International Airport.

The airline is currently recruiting core staff, including pilots, engineers and flight attendants, through its website and in person at the Jamaica Conference Centre. In a novel twist, the airline has also rolled its customer service, reservations, and ticketing agents into one, letting those recruited know that they must have telephone and high-speed internet connections at home so that they can take reservations when working from home on a bi-weekly rotation. In its recruitment statement for pilots, the airline has expressed the highest preference for Jamaican or United States nationals, or those with experience flying Lufthansa Airlines airbuses. The image of the aircraft depicted on the Jamaica Queen website is of an airbus decked out in the Jamaica flag and colours.

If approved, Jamaica Queen will join a passenger airline market that includes Caribbean Airlines, Jamaica Air Shuttle, Fly Jamaica, Tim Air and Skylan Airways. There are also a number of cargo players including Tara Couriers and fairly new player Exec Direct Aviation which flies internationally.

Fly Jamaica, a collaboration between Guyanese and Jamaica businessmen, secured its air operating certificate in September 2012 from the JCAA. Its inaugural flight is scheduled for tomorrow (January 25) to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The airline has long-term plans to include Guyana and Toronto in its destination schedule.

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