The Non-Stop Service Increases Accessibility from The U.S.
New service will increase Jamaica’s airlift from the U.S., its largest tourism market, by providing 186 seats per flight.
The Jamaica Tourist Board announced Frontier Airlines as the latest international carrier to touch down in Montego Bay from Tampa International Airport (TPA). The low-cost carrier will begin flying nonstop twice a week between Montego and TPA as of today June 24, 2022.
With its arrival, this is the fifth city in the United States from which Frontier will serve Jamaica, making it a highly desirable destination. Other gateway cities include Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta.
“We are very excited to be part of Frontier Airlines’ growth and expansion plans,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Donovan White.
“With this new connection between travelers from Tampa Bay, we will bring more visitors to discover the unique culture, breath-taking landscapes and warm, welcoming people in the island.”
A flight attendant on the inaugural Frontier Airlines flight from Tampa to Montego Bay proudly sporting Jamaica-branded gifts.
Montego Bay is Jamaica’s tourism capital, serving as a gateway to a wealth of attractions and activities for every kind of visitor. With glimmering white sand beaches and some of Jamaica’s most popular natural wonders, Montego Bay provides easy access to other resort areas, including the famed sunsets and 7-miles of beach in Negril, stunning Ocho Rios and its renowned attractions such as Dunn’s River Falls, the quiet charm of the South Coast, and the beautiful haven of Port Antonio.
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The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Tokyo and Paris.
In 2021, the JTB was declared ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘World’s Leading Family Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Destination’ for the second consecutive year by the World Travel Awards, which also named it the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board’ for the 14th consecutive year; and the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Destination’ for the 16th consecutive year; as well as the ‘Caribbean’s Best Nature Destination’ and the ‘Caribbean’s Best Adventure Tourism Destination.’ In addition, Jamaica was awarded four gold 2021 Travvy Awards, including ‘Best Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas,’ ‘Best Culinary Destination –Caribbean,’ Best Travel Agent Academy Program,’; as well as a TravelAge West WAVE award for ‘International Tourism Board Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support’ for a record-setting 10th time. In 2020, the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the 2020 ‘Destination of the Year for Sustainable Tourism’. In 2019, TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that continue to receive prominent global recognition.