Spirit to launch first ever non-stop flight between Connecticut and Jamaica

Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Spirit Airlines, the leading Ultra Low-Cost Carrier of the United States, has announced that it will now be introducing a new non-stop service between the northeastern state of Connecticut and the Jamaican city of Montego Bay, thus making this service to be first ever carrier to connect the city pair.

With this new non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, there will be a new boost for the economy with VFR and tourist flows assured to prefer the Sprit Airline as it offers convenient, affordable, and comfortable flight options for the Jamaican diaspora in the state.

Speaking on this announcement, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, John Kirby, said:

“Spirit Airlines is excited to launch our first ever international flight from Bradley International Airport. We sincerely appreciate our partnership with the airport and the opportunities to grow since launching service in 2017.”

Spirit has announced that this new service has been launched on year-round operational rotation with four times a week flights between city pairs starting from 15th December 2022.

This flight will be operated using the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo fleets.

Spirit Airlines has announced its dedication and commitment to creating Connecticut as a regional hub since the post-pandemic travel boom is surging.

In addition to the existing flight services between Connecticut and Orlando, Miami, and Myrtle Beach, Spirit Airlines has asserted that it will launch winter travel special services to Tampa and Fort Myers with non-stop flight operations.

As Spirit Airlines announced their new service to Montego Bay, Jamaican Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP, expressed his excitement by saying:

“We welcome Spirit Airline’s new service from Connecticut to Montego Bay, which will commence just in time for the start of the 2022/23 Winter Tourist Season.”

“This is a welcome addition to our airlift arrangements as we continue our drive to further boost the flow of US visitors to Jamaica through the addition of new gateways and greater seat support.”

“Our tourism sector is rebounding at a very brisk pace, with record arrivals and greater visitor spend. So, this new service will also help to enhance these numbers and will increase arrivals into our tourism Mecca, Montego Bay.”

“Furthermore, Connecticut has a vibrant Jamaican diaspora, and on the flip side, many Jamaicans trek to Connecticut for business and family engagements; they will all no doubt fully utilize this convenient service.”

Jamaica has been a longstanding partner for regional tourism growth as it welcomes a magnitude of passengers from the United States, Canada, and the neighboring Caribbean Islands.

Having this access from the northeastern region of the country eases the travel flows for the VFR as well as tourists to explore more flight opportunities.

Along with peer partners and stakeholders, Connecticut Airport’s Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon AAE expressed his views by saying:

“We have pursued nonstop Jamaica service at Bradley International Airport for years now in an effort to meet our community’s needs, and we are proud to finally make it a reality with Spirit’s partnership.”

“I have no doubt that this service will be successful, and I am proud that Bradley Airport will finally be able to offer this convenient connectivity for the state’s strong Jamaican population, their friends, and their relatives.”

Concluding on the news of this exciting service offering for its valued passengers, Mr. John Kirby said:

“We have tremendous teams both here in Connecticut and in Montego Bay and have proudly served Jamaica since 2005. We can’t wait to provide our Guests with More Go.”

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