Hundreds of eager vacationers boarded the inaugural flight of Norse Atlantic Airways from London Gatwick, which touched down in Montego Bay on December 1, 2023. At Sangster International Airport, there was a press conference and a grand welcoming ceremony for the highly anticipated flight.
Travel between the United Kingdom and Jamaica entered a new chapter with the arrival of the historic flight. The event is a testament to both countries’ dedication to promoting mutual development in the travel and tourism sectors, opening up countless prospects for both Jamaican and British tourists.
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, declared, “We welcome the new Norse Atlantic Airways flight, as it marks a significant enhancement in our connectivity and travel options to the United Kingdom for travellers. This remarkable development presents an opportunity for Jamaica to further cement its ambitious tourism development expansion plan, while also affording Jamaican nationals the invaluable chance to reconnect with loved ones, forge new connections, and embark on enriching explorations across the United Kingdom. This exciting milestone will undoubtedly open doors to possibilities, strengthening bonds, and creating unforgettable memories for all.”
Through daily nonstop flights operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways to London Heathrow, British Airways to London Gatwick, and TUI to Birmingham, Gatwick, and Manchester, Jamaica is already a readily accessible destination from the UK via Montego Bay and Kingston.
Norse Atlantic Airways flights to Montego Bay from London will operate up to four times a week, with roundtrip tickets beginning at £540. Travellers can travel in luxury on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. With a state-of-the-art entertainment system in each seat, the cabin will provide travellers with a comfortable and calm travel experience, allowing them to unwind and enjoy their journey.
Donovan White, Director of Tourism, said, “We appreciate Norse Atlantic Airways for their dedication to augmenting travel options and fostering the advancement of tourism on our island. This newly established flight connection stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to facilitating seamless and accessible travel experiences for our fellow Jamaicans as well as international visitors.”
The new flight not only improves accessibility and convenience but also opens the door for more tourists, jobs, and sustainable growth in Jamaica. To book, visit the official website of Norse Atlantic Airways.
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