KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Starting July 1, 2019, Jamaica will welcome nonstop direct flights from Peru to Montego Bay. Operated by LATAM Airlines Group, the airline will operate three weekly flights to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport from the airline’s hub in Lima, Peru with convenient connections from cities in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The route will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft with a capacity for 174 passengers, offering a total of 52,600 seats per year.
“This new service by LATAM Airlines is yet another exciting achievement for Jamaica as we seek to grow arrivals from Latin America,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This service, set to begin next July, will give potential visitors in Peru and connecting cities ample time to begin planning their Jamaican summer vacation.”
According to Pablo Chiozza, VP of the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Asia of LATAM Airlines Group, the airline is excited to begin this new service. “The addition of the Montego Bay-Lima route is part of our commitment to offer more leisure travel options to our passengers. Montego Bay will be our fifth destination in the Caribbean, complementing more than 50 weekly frequencies to Aruba, Cancun, Havana and Punta Cana.”
LATAM Airlines Peru flight LA2464 (Lima-Montego Bay) will depart Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport every Monday, Thursday and Sunday at 12:05 p.m., arriving Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay at 5:00 p.m. The return flight, LA2465, will operate on the same days and depart Sangster International Airport at 6:05 p.m., arriving in Lima at 10:50 p.m. (all times local).
TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2018. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Best Destination for Adventure Tourism and TravAlliance Media named the JTB the Best Tourism Board Overall. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for twelve consecutive years between 2006 and 2018. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.
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