As a regional hub, Jamaica is well served with direct flights from the US and UK. The majority of visitors purchase
that include flight, accommodation and airport transfers, but there are plenty of good
flight-only deals available for those who want to go it
alone. Most airlines fly into Montego Bay, but many also land at Kingston as
well - more convenient if you're heading for Port Antonio or the Blue Mountains.
to Jamaica can be hard to come by, there are good deals available, particularly from the national carrier Air Jamaica, which flies direct to Montego Bay from the New York area (JFK and Newark), LA, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Boston. American Airlines flies from Miami and New York; Northwest from Tampa, Detroit and Minneapolis; TWA from St Louis; and US Airways from Philadelphia. Air Canada flies to Montego Bay from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg. Most of the airlines also land in Kingston. Air Jamaica's high- and low-season
to Montego Bay average US$650/550 from New York; US$510/$420 from Miami; and US$820/710 from LA.
The main carriers from the
UK are Air Jamaica, which flies daily direct from
Heathrow (nine weekly) and from Manchester (two weekly) to Montego Bay and
Kingston, and British Airways, also to both airports but offering slightly fewer
services per week. You can also book a charter flight with companies such as
Airtours. Average high- and low-season scheduled fares are $550/430 from
Heathrow, $560/440 from Manchester. There are no direct flights to Jamaica from