Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Air J to reintroduce 'Nitebird' flight to NY

Air Jamaica is to reintroduce the 'Nitebird' flight on the New York flights this summer, bringing to four the number of flights between Jamaica and the popular US city.

The 'Nitebird' flights will begin on June 25 and according to the airline will depart New York's John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport at 2:15 am to arrive in Kingston at 5:00 am, while the Kingston flight will depart at 12:15 am, arriving in New York at 5:00 am.

"New York has always been an important destination for Air Jamaica. Our passenger loads have been strong for the past couple of months and we expect this to continue through the summer," said Tom Hill, the airline's chief revenue officer.

"With its great arrival and departure times, the Nitebird flight gives our passengers the flexibility to add a complete day to their travel plans," he added.

The other three flights will leave Jamaica at 8:00 am, 5:45 pm, and 6:00 pm, while those from New York to Jamaica will depart 7:00 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:00 pm.

Air Jamaica's new schedule now has 246 weekly flights to 12 destinations, with service between Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Chicago (O'Hare), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Curacao, Havana and Nassau, as well as service between New York and Grenada.