Airports in Jamaica
Domestic & International

start_here_if_new_image_link
Custom Search




airports_in_jamaica_MBJ_sangster

We currently have two major airports in Jamaica,

  1. The Norman Manley International (KIN) in Kingston and 
  2. The Donald Sangster International airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay.

There are however, another 4 domestic ones that help to transport both cargo and passengers around the island. 

New! See The Real Jamaica (In videos)? Visit and subscribe our Popular Youtube channel - you'll love it!


These are:

  1. The Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston
  2. The Negril Aerodrome-of course in Negril
  3. The Boscobel Aerodrome in Ocho Rios and the 
  4. Ken Jones Aerodrome in Port Antonio.

The Norman Manley International Airport, formerly the Palisadoes Airport, is the airport that serves Kingston and its vicinities primarily. It was named in honour of Norman Washington Manley, one of our seven national heroes.

There are over 130 international flights a week that depart from the Norman Manley International Airport.

For a listing of the airlines that serves this airport, click here.

The Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, is one of the largest and busiest airports in the Caribbean.

Often referred to as the gateway to the Caribbean, it serves as the most popular airport for tourists visiting the north coast of Jamaica.

MBJ, as it is called, is currently the busier of Jamaica's two main airports. The airport of course, is named after one of our former Prime Minister, Sir Donald Sangster.

MBJ has made significant strides over the years taking it to heights comparable with any international airport globally.

However, the development of the airport did not happen overnight, but was first conceived in 1936 when the site now housing the Sangster International Airport was identified as one suitable for the construction of an airport in the town of Montego Bay.

Originally named the Montego Bay Airport, a decision was made to build the runway in 1940, and the actual construction of the facility was completed on February 18, 1947.

At the time of its completion, the town of Montego Bay was more like a playground for the rich and famous, and was considered then, one of the premier vacation spots within the Caribbean, just as it is today.

The first international airline to fly into the Montego Bay Airport was Pan American Airways, and in fact, the airport, which in comparison to today's standards, was more like a small aerodrome, was operated by Pan American until September 30, 1949, when the Government took control of the facility.

Over the years, the upgrading process was a continuous one, ultimately the facility had grown into the larger of the two international airports in Jamaica, handling approximately 5.6 million passengers per year back in 2004.

For a listing of the airlines that serves the Sangster Int'l airport, click here.

Reference:
Wikipedia.org

Pages Related To Airports In Jamaica

You will also find these pages quite helpful as well:

Return to Getting to Jamaica from Airports in Jamaica
Return to My Island Jamaica Homepage from Airports in Jamaica

Read More ...

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recommended For You ...

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed. 

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.


Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.


About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See.

Trending Now

Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
NEW! JOIN MY PATREON COMMUNITY! Click Here For Details.
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Where Is The Best Place To Get Married In Jamaica

    Nov 16, 18 12:00 AM

    Where is the best place to get married in Jamaica

    Read More

  2. WHAT IS JAMAICA?

    Nov 15, 18 10:01 PM

    WHAT IS JAMAICA?... Jamaica is 'Rum and Red Stripe.' Jamaica is 'Kola Champagne & Manish Water.' Jamaica is 'Jerk Pork, Scotch Bonnet peppa, Hardough

    Read More

  3. Di Heroes Dem Lookin (Jamaican Heroes Poem)

    Nov 15, 18 09:48 PM

    Di Heroes Dem Lookin (Janet Moore Oct. 2018) (for Heroes Day 2018 Celebration) Di heroes dem lookin Nanny,Sam Sharpe, Paul Bogle Marcus Mosiah

    Read More

  4. Lovers Leap in St Elizabeth (From Ocean View Camp)

    Nov 13, 18 09:27 PM

    I visited the Ocean View camp at Lovers Leap and it was breath taking. Editor's Note Hi there! Thanks for the mention - I didn't know there was such

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.