Jm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
Continental will resume flights to Jamaica after an 11-12 year absence. The service will be from EWR-MBJ-KGN and back to EWR. This service will be operated by a B737-800 and should begin in the summer (possibly).
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
Old news. I doubt CO would operate daily from JFK to Jamaica. AA and JM have the route covered and it would be the ideal utilization of a 757. JM used to fly out of Newark, not sure if they still do and CO does compete with AA out of Newark on some Caribbean routes, although not to Jamaica.
Continental Airlines Announces Daily Service Between New York and Two Jamaican Cities
HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today
announced it will inaugurate a daily flight from New York to Montego Bay and
Kingston, Jamaica, beginning December 13, 2001, subject to government
"Adding Montego Bay and Kingston to our international network will bring
us to 49 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean," said Pete Garcia,
staff vice president for Sales and Marketing, Caribbean and Latin America.
"With this new service we are making Continental a stronger airline in the
region by providing more options for both leisure and business customers."
Continental's New York flight will depart from Newark International
Airport at 9:00 a.m., arrive in Montego Bay at 12:40 p.m. and continue to
Kingston at 1:30 p.m, arriving at 2:05 p.m. The return flight will depart
from Kingston at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in New York at 6:45 p.m. The airline
will operate a Boeing 737-800 aircraft equipped with 14 first class and 141
economy class seats.
As the No. 2 U.S. carrier to Latin America and the Caribbean, Continental
serves 20 countries and 49 cities in the region, offering more than 600 weekly
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,200 departures daily to 136 domestic and 92 international
destinations. Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental (http://www.continental.com) serves more international cities than any
other U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia.
Continental was named the 2001 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World,
as well as the 1996 Airline of the Year, making it the only carrier to receive
this honor twice in five years. Continental is in the top quarter of Fortune
magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," and is ranked the
nation's No. 1 airline in customer satisfaction for long and short-haul
flights by Frequent Flyer Magazine and J.D. Power and Associates. Continental
has received numerous awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Conde Nast
Traveler, OAG, Entrepreneur and SmartMoney magazines), OnePass frequent flyer
program (InsideFlyer's Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
The EWR-Jamaica flight was always to operate with a 738 and was planned for last year and then dropped before it even began with the 9/11 cutbacks........its now back in CO's plans as correctly stated above with a winter 2002 start date. Should do well I think.
Question......the post says that CO will return to Jamaica after an 11-12 year absence; did CO every fly scheduled service to Jamaica before? I was not aware of that. Any information?
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6362 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
I think they should operate the flight to MBJ and KIN separately, they would do well on both routes. The flight to MBJ mainly caters to tourists while the KIN flight mainly caters to Jamaican nationals going back home. There are alot of New Yorkers that like to go to Jamaica to visit ,and tourists mainly fly into MBJ while there is a big Jamaican expat community in New York and most of them fly into KIN . In my opinion they would do well if they operate a EWR-KIN flight and a EWR-MBJ flight.