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Caribbean Airlines launches route from Kingston to Miami

The Air Jamaica branded aircraft was welcomed to Miami with a fire-truck salute. Caribbean Airlines’ flights from Kingston to Miami now operate four times a week. (Photos: Miami-Dade Aviation Department)

  • Caribbean Airlines, now merged with Air Jamaica, relaunched a route between Jamaica and the US on 9 December under the Air Jamaica brand. Air Jamaica used to operate between Kingston (KIN) and Miami, FL (MIA) for decades until the route was dropped in 2009, but Caribbean Airlines now again operates the route four times weekly – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – with 154-seat 737-800s, but frequencies will increase to daily in February. Competition comes from American Airlines’ thrice-daily service. Caribbean Airlines’ acting CEO Robert Corbie commented: “The resumption of direct service to Miami by our Air Jamaica brand solidifies our commitment to offering our customers better connectivity to North America, providing more options to and from Florida from Jamaica. As the only regional carrier to offer non-stop services from Jamaica to three of Florida’s major cities, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and now Miami, we are a fundamental resource in Caribbean aviation.”

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