JetBlue Airways are not just flying from New York to Kingston but in April 2012 will be flying between Kingston and Fort Lauderdale twice daily. This is perfect for those who want to visit Jamaica from the UK and beat the unfair UK Air Passenger Duty in which passengers are taxed double the amount to fly to the Caribbean than they are to the US from the UK. You can now enjoy a warm-weather 2-centre Florida and Jamaica holiday rather than the hot and cold centre NY City & Jamaica that we recommended last Christmas.
Exciting air news for birders is that the lo-cost airline REDjet has new flights between Barbados and Jamaica that start at US$9.99. These cheap flights mean that for those wanting to bird in both Trinidad & Jamaica it is now affordable using Barbados as your hub.
Lastly for those who fancy a dual Cuba & Jamaican holiday (and who wouldn’t??), from December 15th 2011 Jamaica Air Shuttle will now be flying direct twice a week to Santiago de Cuba on Thursdays & Sundays via Kingston or Montego Bay – perfect for those who’ve always fancied a long weekend in Cuba!