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Entertainer Joe Country gives Air Jamaica the “thumps up”. From left Val Adams, Air Jamaica’s Ann-Marie Francis and Grenada Consul General Allen McGuire.


Senator Nigel Stewart, in New York on vacation, says Air Jamaica has done a lot for Grenada.

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BROOKLYN, New York (April 6, 2006) – Air Jamaica’s relationship with the Grenadian community in New York is growing from strength to strength, as demonstrated by the recent reception for community leaders in the Grenadian community in New York hosted by the Jamaican flag carrier in partnership with the Grenadian Consulate.

Grenada’s New York Consul General, Allen McGuire, testified to the very good long term relationship Grenadians have enjoyed with Air Jamaica. “As a matter of fact, during the Hurricane Ivan disaster (in 2004), Air Jamaica assisted us with tons of cargo into Grenada for our people in such a difficult time,” he said, thanking Air Jamaica for responding to other worthy Grenadian causes.

Ann-Marie Francis, Air Jamaica’s Manager of Community Relations and Special Market Sales for the Northeast and Chicago, thanked the Grenadian and wider Caribbean community for their support of the “Spice Isle” service. She updated them on the increase from three to four non-stop round-trip flights per week from New York’s JFK International Airport to Grenada, and on the airline’s high on-time reliability, new industry-wide baggage weight restrictions, group travel incentives, Lovebird eSavers, competitive fares, a new frequent flyer program and the airline’s charitable giving programme.

During the evening, Grenadian country and western singer Joe Country, and popular calypsonian Val Adams entertained the guests.

Grenadian Senator Nigel Stewart, who attended the function while on vacation in New York, endorsed the regional carrier, stating that Air Jamaica’s is unquestionably his carrier of choice as he highlighted its key role in the rebuilding of Grenada. “I would prefer to fly with a Caribbean airline … I just feel more comfortable. It’s a whole regional effort and I prefer to support a regional airline,” said the Senator, a lawyer by profession. “Air Jamaica has done a lot for us … that’s my airline (and) I always support Air Jamaica,” he added.

Air Jamaica offers non-stop Lovebird A320 service from New York’s JFK International Airport to the island of Grenada, four days a week.

Air Jamaica flight JM094 operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, departing New York’s JFK at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Grenada at 4:10 p.m. On the return leg, JM095 departs Grenada at 5:00 pm and arrives in New York at 8:50 p.m.

Air Jamaica provides more non-stop flights to Jamaica than any other carrier with more than 270 flights per week from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, and Philadelphia in the U.S. , Toronto, Canada and from London to Montego Bay and Kingston.

The airline also offers intra-regional service with flights between Jamaica and Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cuba, Curaçao, Grand Cayman, Grenada and St. Lucia. The airline’s code share agreement with Delta Airlines, its joint fare arrangements and compatible schedules with United, and other U.S. carriers, extends its access to more than 150 cities within the Continental U.S.

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