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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
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June 15, 2016Knightflight Airways intends to start services in early 2017 [added]
May 1, 2015Jamaica Air Service: was founded on 27Aug1963 & renamed to Air Jamaica in 1968 update
March 29, 2015Air Jamaica: status changed to 'Renamed' as airline merged into Caribbean Airways (Trinidad) update

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Operating DatesStatus
 ACT (Air Caribbean Transport)   

1969* - 1969*

Status?

^ Comments : ACT (Air Caribbean Transport) was formed in 1968

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 Air Jamaica   

1962* - 1964*

Inactive

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 Air Jamaica   

1969 - 2010

Renamed

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Service >Air Jamaica >Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)

 Air Jamaica Express   

1996 - 2005

Inactive

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Taxi > Trans-Jamaican Airlines >Air Jamaica Express

 Air Negril   

2000* - 2001*

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 AirOne   

(2008*)

Began?

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 Airspeed Jamaica   

2003* - 2004*

Inactive

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 Ava Transportation   

(2014)

Began?

^ 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

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 British Caribbean Airways   

1946* - 1949

Renamed

^ 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.

^ Genealogy : British Caribbean Airways >>BWIA

 Caribbean Airlines (Caribbean Air Services)   

1994* - 1994*

Inactive

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 Caribbean International Airways   

1953* - 1953*

Inactive

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 EC Xpress (ECXpress) (Eastern Caribbean Express)   

2000* - 2001

Inactive

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 Exec Direct Aviation   

2011 - date

Active

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 FlyJamaica   

2013 - date

Active

^ Comments : FlyJamaica received its Jamaican AOC on 31Aug2012 & launched scheduled operations from Kingston Norman Manley to New York John F. Kennedy International on 14Feb2013

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 International Airlink (International Air Link)   

2004* - 2006*

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 Jamaica Air Freighters   

1970* - 2000

Inactive

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 Jamaica Air Link (Rutair)   

2004* - 2006*

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 Jamaica Air Service   

1966 - 1968

Renamed

^ Comments : Jamaica Air Service was founded on 27Aug1963 & began service to Miami and New York on 01May1966. Renamed to Air Jamaica in 1968

^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Service >Air Jamaica >Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad)

 Jamaica Air Shuttle  updated

2009 - 2013

Inactive

^ 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

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 Jamaica Air Taxi   

1973* - 1996*

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Jamaica Express was established in 1973 as Jamaica Air Taxi, later operating as Trans-Jamaican Airline. Ceased operations on 14Oct2005

^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Taxi > Trans-Jamaican Airlines >Air Jamaica Express

 Jamaica Queen Airlines   

(2013)

Began?

^ Comments : Jamaica Queen Airlines was a start-up airline planning to launch scheduled services from Kingston to New York (JFK) in late 2013.

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 Knightflight Airways   

2017 >

Planned

^ Comments : Knightflight Airways intends to start services in early 2017

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 Skylan   

2009 - date

Active

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 TimAir   

1983* - date

Active

^ 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.

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 Trans-Jamaican Airlines   

1975* - 1995

Inactive

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 Trans-Jamaican Express   

1996 - 1996*

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Jamaica Express was established in 1973 as Jamaica Air Taxi, later operating as Trans-Jamaican Airline. Ceased operations on 14Oct2005

^ Genealogy : Jamaica Air Taxi > Trans-Jamaican Airlines >Air Jamaica Express

 Tropical Airlines   

2002* - 2002*

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