and Tourism Officials Cajole U.S.
(Miami, Florida) - Air Jamaica
is continuing to demonstrate its corporate social
responsibility in the new year. As part of this
program, the airline has lent its support to the
Central Worship Center, which departs Philadelphia
for Jamaica on a volunteer mission starting Monday,
January 11 and returning Tuesday, January 19,
On arrival at the Sangster International
Airport in Montego Bay, the group will be met
by representatives of Air Jamaica, the Jamaica
Tourist Board and other airport officials.
The 65-member group, led by Pastor Timothy Dukes
and Dale Dukes of Dukes Lumber Company in Delaware
will undertake a variety of outreach programs
in various communities on the island’s north
coast. The projects will include renovations to
a number of facilities which house the needy,
in addition to its major activity, the refurbishing
and upgrading of the Teen Challenge Youth Center
in the resort town of Ocho Rios, which provides
drug rehabilitation programs for youths.
“As Jamaica’s national carrier, we
are excited to continue this tradition of building
goodwill in the Philadelphia region while at the
same time making a meaningful contribution to
Jamaica’s development,” said Joy Cain,
Air Jamaica’s Area Sales Manager, Philadelphia.
“The airline has had a longstanding relationship
with churches, schools and community groups and
looks forward to strengthening that partnership.”
Air Jamaica currently offers daily nonstop flights,
except Thursdays and Saturdays, between Philadelphia
and Montego Bay with continuing service to Kingston
on Mondays and Tuesdays. All flights feature Air
Jamaica’s generous baggage allowance of
one checked piece of baggage at 50 lbs. per passenger
in Economy Class, as well as free in-flight entertainment
For further information, reservations and details
on current specials, call Air Jamaica at 1-800-523-5585
or visit the website at www.AirJamaica.com.
Celebrating its 40th year as Jamaica’s national
carrier, Air Jamaica offers the numerous nonstop
flights between the U.S. and Jamaica. The airline
serves 12 destinations with more than 160 weekly
flights during Fall 2009, including service between
Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Chicago (O’Hare),
Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale,
Curacao and Nassau, as well as nonstop 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,
free in-flight entertainment, the Island Stylee
video and SkyWritings, the in-flight magazine.
For more information or to book
travel, visit www.AirJamaica.com.
Meanwhile, New York got a bit of
Jamaica this week as the Jamaica Tourist Board
kicked off its Winter Rescue campaign Thursday
morning with the first of three weekly events
at New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Joining in the celebrations were
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett,
Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch,
Air Jamaica’s Regional Sales Manager, Northern
USA Campbell Rudder, Miss Jamaica USA Diane Johnson,
and a member of the original Jamaican Bobsleigh
Team Devon Harris.
The Bus Terminal is decorated with
enticing ads depicting the most beautiful spots
in Jamaica, aimed to inspire New Yorkers to escape
the chilly winter weather. Additionally, taxicabs
throughout New York City are sporting special
Jamaican tops. New Yorkers who spot a Jamaican
cab can visit WWPR-FM’s website to provide
details about the time and location the cab was
spotted and enter to win a trip to Jamaica, courtesy
of Air Jamaica and Riu Hotels & Resorts.
Similar promotions are also
underway in other major Northeast U.S. cities
including Washington DC (WHIT-FM), Philadelphia
(WISX-FM) and Boston (KISS-FM).