Jamaica’s air connectivity out of Europe has received a major boost with the return of direct flights out of Malpensa Airport in Italy to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The return of the service started on November 20.
“The addition of these direct flights speaks to the confidence our airline partners have of the destination. Jamaica continues to show its resilience from the fallout of the pandemic as our tourism recovery surpasses our targets,” says Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett.
For the upcoming winter season, the airline will connect Italy to Jamaica with two weekly flights.
In addition, from December 23 Neos Air will operate a second flight from Verona, Italy. Both flights will be utilising a Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner with a seat capacity of 359 seats.
“This is another positive nod for Jamaica’s tourism as we continue to keep the destination top of mind. We anticipate an increase in visitors and look forward to showcasing our warm Jamaican hospitality,” said Director of Tourism, Donovan White.
This represents an important sign of recovery following the pandemic. The direct flights will dramatically increase arrivals from Italy. In 2019 Jamaica welcomed over 13 thousand visitors from Italy.