Jamaica is well connected with many major cities around the world, and it is possible to arrive both by sea and by air. Those people who are arriving by air, may find the following information on airports in Jamaica useful.
There are now three international airports in the island, and these are Sangster International Airport which is located in Montego Bay... Norman Manley International Airport which is in Kingston... and the newly opened Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios. Together, they serve nearly 6 million passengers every year, and have the capacity to handle almost twice that.
This Jamaica airport is the main point of entry for most tourists taking a vacation in the island. It is an extremely modern complex that acts as a hub not only to Jamaica, but also for the smaller Caribbean islands. It is the busiest out of all the airports in Jamaica, and is ideal for anyone taking a holiday in the north of the island. Dozens of different airlines fly in and out of here on a daily basis, including Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Air Lines, Air Canada and Caribbean Airlines to name just a few. The airport is well connected by road to the rest of the island, and whilst taxis and car rental are available on arrival, most people on package vacations in Jamaica will have a coach waiting for them.
You would fly into this airport in Jamaica if you are heading to Kingston, the capital of Jamaica as it is located close by. It is also perhaps the best place to arrive for anyone visiting or staying in the Blue Mountains. A number of airlines and charter flights from around the world land here on a daily basis. Like Sangster International Airport, it is well connected with the rest of the island, and car rental and taxis can be arranged in the Transportation Hall.
This is the newest of the international airports in Jamaica, and was built to serve the Ocho Rios area. It takes its name from the famous author of the James Bond novels, who owned an estate on the island called the Goldeneye Estate (later the name for a film). The purpose of this Jamaica airport is to handle small, private international planes, the majority of which fly over from the USA. Currently catering for this high-end tourism market, some flexibility has been built in for further expansion if required over the next few decades.
In addition to these international airport complexes, there are also a number of smaller airports in Jamaica. These serve the different regions on the island via internal flights, as well as being home to companies that offer services such as scenic flights and skydiving. Anyone interested in flying to one of the smaller Caribbean islands may also need to leave from these smaller facilities. The Jamaican Defence Force (JDF) also operates a number of airports, and has recently taken on Vernam Field, where it is being adapted to take larger aircraft.