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Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 12:48 am

All the other intercontinental flights depart from MBJ. Why does BA only fly to KIN?
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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 12:58 am

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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 1:08 am

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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 1:12 am

Because the flight supports a mix of mostly VFR and some leisure travellers, there is a large Jamaican diaspora in the UK. This is opposed to MBJ which is more leisure focused. BA has tried MBJ multiple times with 747's and 772's. They ultimately does better at KIN, and they are alone on the route not competing with VS either.
 
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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 2:58 am

Due to the leisure component, MBJ would probably be a BA LGW route, but given that Jamaica is already served thru KIN, BA is likely to use its LGW aircrfts on other destinations where there’s less competition.
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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 5:04 am

KIN is mainly VFR and some business. Barely any leisure. Kingston isn't considered a leisure destination for the most part. Either you are from there visiting family & friends or have some business to conduct. Tourists visit MBJ for the beach not KIN.
 
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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 9:19 am

MBJ competition is strong from the UK with VS and TOM (TOM offer a lot of departures from various other UK regional airports. TCX are re-starting MBJ from MAN W18 I believe? (please correct me if I'm wrong!) VS have Virgin Holidays behind them pushing the route when BA have the frequest flyer base for VFR/Business traffic to KIN. VS often filled their flights to KIN but the revenue was low.
 
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Re: Why does BA fly into KIN but not MBJ?

Mon May 07, 2018 9:53 am

AAMDanny wrote:
MBJ competition is strong from the UK with VS and TOM (TOM offer a lot of departures from various other UK regional airports.


Thomson (or TUI UK as they are now called) offers the all-inclusive vacation packages that include the flight and resort which is what travelers to MBJ are looking for.
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