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Air Jamaica Shelves Plans To Return To Grand Cayman And New York/Barbados
Air Jamaica announced on June 11 that it has halted plans to fly from Jamaica to Grand Cayman and from New York to Barbados this summer.

"There was a high level of excitement after we announced the addition of Grand Cayman and Barbados to our schedule, and we are very disappointed that we are not able to do so at this time. We had expected to add another aircraft to the fleet but this deal will not go forward. Operating the schedule as planned would have compromised our reliability and so we had to suspend these two routes," said Bruce Nobles, President and CEO of Air Jamaica.

Passengers already booked on these services should contact reservations at 1-800-523-5855 for refunds or rescheduling options. Air Jamaica will still go forward with the addition of NewYork/Grenada to its summer schedule, as well as a return to Nassau, an increase in flights to Toronto, and an increase in flights between Kingston and New York as previously announced.


Air Jamaica offers the most nonstop flights between the U.S. and Jamaica with more than 204 weekly flights, including service between Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and Nassau, and service between New York and Grenada. Voted "The Caribbean's Leading Airline" for 12 consecutive years, Air Jamaica offers one of the industry's most generous rewards programs, 7th Heaven Rewards, along with award-winning entertainment - SkyWritings_ magazine and the video _Island Stylee_. On May 1, 2010, Air Jamaica joined forces with Caribbean Airlines, and over the course of an expected 12-month transition period operations will continue as normal. Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines, on the way to one Caribbean airline.

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