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Fly Jamaica soars
2013-02-14 09:30:21 | (0 Comments)
Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer
Fly Jamaica Airways - File.
Director of Tourism, John Lynch was among the more than 100 passengers including Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority personnel who boarded the inaugural Fly Jamaica Airways aircraft earlier this morning en route to the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.
It was smooth sailing from check-in to departure for the early morning flight.
There was a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and all waiting passengers including Corporate Communications Manager of LIME, Elon Parkinson started boarding the aircraft at 5.57 a.m.
All passengers were on board by 6.04 a.m. and the doors to the aircraft were closed at 6.20 a.m.
The return flight is scheduled to depart JFK at 11.40 a.m. for a 3.40 p.m. arrival at the Norman Manley International airport.
More than 180 passengers are scheduled to make the return flight.
A welcome reception will be held upon their arrival.
According to Chief Operating Officer, Captain Lloyd Tai, since the announcement that the flight would officially take off today, there has been increased traffic on their website and persons began booking their trip immediately.
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Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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