Fly Jamaica (The Other Local Arline) To Take Off This Week, January 25th

Plans to Operate as a Standard Airline

The Jamaica Observer reports;

NEW local airline company Fly Jamaica will make its first commercial flight on January 25 — from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston to JFK Airport in New York.

Fly Jamaica will start off operating one Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which can seat up to 200 passengers, with four flights weekly from Kingston.

Captain Lloyd Tai, the airline’s chief operating officer, told Caribbean Business Report that the airline will not operate as a low-cost carrier. Services will include business and economy classes, two free checked bags, free meals on all flights, and service in all cabins, said Tai the company’s a launch ceremony on Wednesday at Devon House.

Caribbean Partnership

Fly Jamaica has 80 employees and is a partnership between Guyanese Paul Ronald Reece, the company’s chief executive officer, and three Jamaican shareholders including Tai (Captain Lloyd Tai, the airline’s chief operating officer). Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies called it “real evidence of regional co-operation”.

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