American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service to Jamaica from the West Coast

Today, Jamaica confirmed that American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, will add nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay starting December 18, 2015. In response to high demand, the carrier’s new route, currently open for sale, will give the West Coast market direct access to Jamaica twice a week, on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Los Angeles-Montego Bay route will be operated using a Boeing 737-800, with a capacity of 160 seats, of which 16 are in First Class and 144 are in Economy. The flight schedule in local times is as follows:

  • AA2599: Departure from Los Angeles International Airport at 10:59 p.m., arrival in Sangster International Airport at 7:40 a.m. (next day)
  • AA2598: Departure from Sangster International Airport at 10:00 a.m., arrival in Los Angeles International Airport at 1:21 p.m.

“We are pleased that American Airlines has chosen to expand their service to Montego Bay with this new nonstop service” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.  “California is a notable market for Jamaica and the addition of this flight will increase the destination’s convenience to West Coast travelers. We’re delighted to work with American Airlines to help travelers discover Jamaica’s beautiful attractions and outstanding hospitality.”

“As the premier carrier to the Caribbean, these new flights highlight our commitment to providing our customers with a network that is second to none,” said Art Torno, American’s senior vice president International and Cargo.  “We are committed to Jamaica and this new route will further promote travel and tourism to the country.”
Jamaica, with its mountainous ranges and beautiful coastlines, is blessed with magnificent waterfalls and natural wonders. A year-round vacation destination, Jamaica has more attractions than any other English speaking Caribbean country. From adventure excursions to relaxing on a bamboo raft, the island has a variety of options for all travelers. Its accommodations range from luxury resorts and villas to charming cottages and inns, all focusing on top-notch service with restaurants to fit any taste and price point.