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Jamaica is a country which is the third largest island of the Greater Antilles of the West Indies, situated south of Cuba. Jamaica has a maximum length, from east to west, of 235 km (146 mi); the maximum width is approximately 80 km (about 50 mi). The total area of the country is 10,991 sq km (4244 sq mi). Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, and also a large commercial seaport

Latest updates

 

June 15, 2016

Knightflight Airways intends to start services in early 2017 [added]

May 1, 2015

Jamaica Air Service: was founded on 27Aug1963 & renamed to Air Jamaica in 1968 update

March 29, 2015

Air Jamaica: status changed to 'Renamed' as airline merged into Caribbean Airways (Trinidad) update

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

ACT (Air Caribbean Transport)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1969* - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ACT (Air Caribbean Transport) was formed in 1968
Air Jamaica (i)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1962* - 1964*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Jamaica (ii)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969 - 2010
Airline Code : JM : AJM
Genealogy : Jamaica Air Service >Air Jamaica >Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)
Comments : Jamaica Air Service was founded on 27Aug1963 & renamed to Air Jamaica in 1968, starting operations on 01Apr1969. Merged into in Trinidad's Caribbean Airlines on 30Apr2010
Air Jamaica Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2005
Airline Code : JQ : JMX
Genealogy : Jamaica Air Taxi > Trans-Jamaican Airlines >Air Jamaica Express
Comments : Air Jamaica Express was established in 1973 as Jamaica Air Taxi, later operating as Trans-Jamaican Airline. Began operations on 18Apr1996 & ceased on 14Oct2005
Air Negril   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
AirOne   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Airspeed Jamaica   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ava Transportation   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ava Transportation (Kingston Norman Manley) was the provisional name of a new Jamaican start-up that intends to boost connectivity between Jamaica, the Caribbean and the Americas. The airline's holding company, Ava Transportation (Jamaica) Limited, was officially registered earlier this year and is being certified by Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), a process it hopes to complete in the next three months
British Caribbean Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1949
Airline Code : EO : ---
Genealogy : British Caribbean Airways >>BWIA
Comments : British Caribbean Airways was formed in 1946. A scheduled route was opened to Nassau in the Bahamas in 1948 & to Miami in 1949. BOAC acquired BCA in Oct1949, quickly merging it with BWIA.
Caribbean Airlines (Caribbean Air Services)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Caribbean International Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
EC Xpress (ECXpress) (Eastern Caribbean Express)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Exec Direct Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
FlyJamaica   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : FJM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : FlyJamaica received its Jamaican AOC on 31Aug2012 & launched scheduled operations from Kingston Norman Manley to New York John F. Kennedy International on 14Feb2013
International Airlink (International Air Link)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jamaica Air Freighters   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jamaica Air Link (Rutair)   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jamaica Air Service   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Jamaica Air Service >Air Jamaica >Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)
Comments : Jamaica Air Service was founded on 27Aug1963 & began service to Miami and New York on 01May1966. Renamed to Air Jamaica in 1968
Jamaica Air Shuttle  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2013
Airline Code : J6 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jamaica Air Shuttle operations started 07Dec2009 & ceased on 18Feb2013. It had offered domestic flights between Kingston Tinson Pen (KTP) and Montego Bay Sangster International (MBJ) as well as international routes from Kingston Norman Manley International (KIN) to Port au Prince Toussaint Louverture International (PAP) and between Montego Bay Sangster International (MBJ) and Santiago de Cuba Antonio Maceo International (SCU) using a fleet of three Beech 99 turboprops
Jamaica Air Taxi   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1973* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Jamaica Air Taxi > Trans-Jamaican Airlines >Air Jamaica Express
Comments : Air Jamaica Express was established in 1973 as Jamaica Air Taxi, later operating as Trans-Jamaican Airline. Ceased operations on 14Oct2005
Jamaica Queen Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jamaica Queen Airlines was a start-up airline planning to launch scheduled services from Kingston to New York (JFK) in late 2013.
Knightflight Airways   
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Knightflight Airways intends to start services in early 2017
Skylan   
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
TimAir   
Status : Active

Dates :

1983* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Charter airline.TimAir Limited was established in 1983 by Tim Moxon as one of Jamaica's first "air taxi" services. The airline was purchased in 1991 by Fraser McConnell, who continued with the same name.
Trans-Jamaican Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1995
Airline Code : JQ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Trans-Jamaican Express   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Jamaica Air Taxi > Trans-Jamaican Airlines >Air Jamaica Express
Comments : Air Jamaica Express was established in 1973 as Jamaica Air Taxi, later operating as Trans-Jamaican Airline. Ceased operations on 14Oct2005
Tropical Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : VF : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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