Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. June 9, 2007... Today, Delta Air Lines inaugurated nonstop air service from New York's JFK airport to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The new JFK to MBJ service arrived at Sangster International Airport at 10:40 a.m. The return non stop flight from Montego Bay departs from JFK at 5:21 p.m.
"We are responding to our customers' demands, and we are pleased to offer more nonstop service from JFK to exciting leisure destinations in the Caribbean. We are optimistic with the advanced bookings that we have received and look forward to continue serving our customers traveling to Montego Bay," said Miguel Lopez, Delta's commercial director for Central America and the Caribbean.
Preston Jennings, vice president, commercial of MBJ Airports Limited commented "We are pleased to welcome Delta Air Lines' flights from JFK to Montego Bay, as we continue to add new destinations for customers traveling to and from Sangster International Airport." The vice president added "Tourism within the Caribbean region must continue to grow and with Delta introducing new service from New York, we are confident that this trend will continue."
Mr. Jennings further stated "it is recognized internationally that trade and cultural links between nations are enhanced significantly through direct air links and that air services generate economic growth and employment, which is exactly what Delta Air Lines is doing." Commenting on the development of new air services, he continued "These services do not happen automatically, time and resources are needed to foster their development. We, at MBJ Airports Limited, are pleased to further our partnership with Delta Air Lines, to maximize air services and economic reach."
Delta Air Lines offers customers service to more destinations that any global airline. Delta and Delta Connection carrier provides service to 332 destinations in 57 countries, and with more than 60 new international routes introduced in the last year, Delta has added more international capacity than all other U.S. airlines combines. Delta Air Lines is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic destinations. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 700 weekly flights to 63 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance the provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkiTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 479 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.