Jamaica welcomes Southwest Airlines during its first international flight to the island. The beautiful airline with its bright Caribbean colors landed at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ) yesterday, July 1st. Southwest Airlines made Jamaica its first international destination with its 737 Boeing aircraft carrying 110 passengers. As America’s largest domestic carrier took to the Caribbean, John Kirby, Senior Director of International Business Management said, “We will operate 32 flights and 4,500 weekly seats now, but by November, we will move that figure to 36 flights and 5,150 seats.”
The Jamaica Tourist Board and MBJ Airports Limited were there to welcome Southwest Airlines and greet the visiting passengers. Jamaica welcomes Southwest Airlines with open arms as it continues to see an increase in stop over visitors coming to the island. With Southwest Airline, the island will have access to 89 connecting flights. Visitors will enjoy a rear luxury in today’s travel industry explained by Mr. Kirby with, “bags fly free, no charge fee, extremely low fares, complemented by a Wi-Fi ready service that affords customers free online television on their personal devices.”
Southwest Airlines increase there profit in 2013 and looking to capitalize in a growing marking and a great brand in Jamaica. Jamaica welcomes Southwest Airlines and looking to have a long and successful relationship.