Unfortunately, Fly Jamaica Airways ceased operations in March 2019. To find other airlines that fly similar routes to Fly Jamaica Airways, click on the logos below.
Fly Jamaica Airways was a Jamaican airline headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica. Fly Jamaica Airways's main hub was at Norman Manley International Airport (formerly Palisadoes Airport) which is an international airport that serves Kingston. In September 2012, Fly Jamaica Airways was certified by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) and was then permitted to operate in the United States later that year. The airline's inaugural flight to New York took place in February 2013. In June 2014, Fly Jamaica Airways acquired a new Boeing 767-300ER which was flown to Kingston to commence their flight schedule. The new aircraft was to increase flight operations to New York, to a daily service. Fly Jamaica was founded in 2011 and started operations on February 14, 2013. In that first year, it carried roughly 50,000 passengers.
Jamaica Airways was formed by Paul Ronald Reece, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as well as Mrs Roxanne Reece and a further 3 Jamaican shareholders.
In March 2019, the airline was forced to terminate all operations after a long spell of financial trouble.
The Fly Jamaica Airways fleet included the following aircraft: Boeing 767-300ER.
Jamaica Airways once operated a Boeing 757-200 but that was written off following an emergency landing.
Fly Jamaica Airways flew to many destinations in North and South America:
Toronto - Canada
Kingston - Jamaica
New York City - United States
Georgetown - Guyana
Havana - Cuba
Fly Jamaica Airways allowed customers flying in all classes to bring on one carry-on bag at a maximum weight of 10kg. The bag had to fit within the overall dimensions of 115cm.
Fly Jamaica Airways allowed customers flying in Economy Class to bring on two checked bags at a maximum weight of 23kg per bag. Fly Jamaica Airways allowed customers flying in Business Class to bring on two checked bags at a maximum weight of 32kg per bag. The bag couldn't exceed the overall dimensions of 158cm. If a passenger exceeded the maximum number of bags permitted and/or the maximum weight allowed for each bag or the maximum dimensions permitted for each checked or carry-on bag, the passenger was subject to the excess baggage charges.
Unfortunately, Fly Jamaica Airways never offered online check-in to its passengers, they did however operate airport check-in only.
Passengers flying on Fly Jamaica airways were asked to arrive at the airport for check-in three hours before their departure times on both domestic and international routes. For flights to New York, passengers should have arrived at the airport check-in desk four hours before departure time. Boarding closed 45 minutes before all Fly Jamaica Airways flights.
Economy Class offered a simple but comfortable cabin. Seats were set out in a 3 x 3 formation.
Business Class seats were set out in a 2 x 2 formation. The extra space within the cabin allowed each seat to be larger than Economy Class seats.
Business Class passengers were attended to by the airline's specially trained Business Class cabin crew.
When Jamaica Airways were operating, food and drink were served to passengers onboard their flights.
Fly Jamaica Airways was based at Norman Manley International Airport, which is the main airport serving airport for Kingston in Jamaica and is located 19km from the centre of New Kingston. It is Jamaica's second busiest airport, serving over 1.5 million passengers annually. Over 130 international flights per week depart from Norman Manley International Airport. The airport is also the hub for Caribbean Airlines. This airline also operates flights for a number of airlines, including British Airways, JetBlue Airways, WestJet, and previously Air Jamaica.
9 November 2018
Fly Jamaica Airways was operating a flight from Cheddi Jagan International Airport to Toronto, Canada when it was required to turn around and return to Timehri just 45 minutes into the flight. When the aircraft was due to land, it overran the runway and serious damage was caused, putting the 118 passengers and 8 crew members' lives at risk. No one was killed in the crash.