Jamaica Welcomes Return of LATAM Flights This Year After 5 Year Absence

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

LATAM Airlines announced the resumption of its flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting December 1, 2024, after a hiatus of almost 5 years.

This return is part of an expansion of the group for the end of the year, which also includes the addition of flights from Lima to Curitiba, Rosario, in Argentina, and from Santiago to Sydney, in Australia, as reported by Aviacionline.

The flights will connect Montego Bay to Jorge Chávez International Airport, in Lima, Peru, and will be programs to facilitate connections with Peru’s national network, as well as with ten international destinations in South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay).

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, welcomed LATAM Airlines’ new route: “We are excited about this new route from LATAM Airlines, which reaffirms our commitment to improving connectivity and tourism growth in this key region.”

The flights will operate three times a week, operated by Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, with capacity for 144 and 174 seats, respectively. The airline expects to carry 45,000 passengers per year. For LATAM, Montego Bay will be its fourth destination in the Caribbean, following Aruba (AUA), Punta Cana (PUJ) and Havana (HAV).

Currently, the offer of flights to Jamaica from Latin America is limited. The flights are operated by Copa Airlines, which has four weekly flights to Kingston and Montego Bay, with a stopover in Panama/Tocumen. Since 2023, Arajet has also been offering five weekly flights to Kingston, with a stopover in Santo Domingo/Las Américas. Another offer is provided by Caribbean Airlines, which operates two weekly flights to Caracas, allowing connections to Kingston via Port of Spain.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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