Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, said at the recently closed ITB Berlin and at the International Hotel Investment Forum that new flights to Jamaica from Germany, Spain and Portugal are set for the summer. Eurowings, one of Europe’s leading airlines and a subsidiary of one of the world’s biggest airline companies, Lufthansa, will start its operations twice a week between Germany’s largest populated metropolitan region and Montego Bay, Jamaica, beginning July 3 this year.
The announcement of this new flight service was made at a meeting led by Minister Bartlett with the Chief Commercial Officer of Eurowings, Oliver Wagner while attending ITB Berlin. To quote Minister Bartlett, “The scheduled flights will operate every Monday and Friday from Cologne/Bonn, and will use their Airbus 330 aircraft which has 310 seats. Flights will run July 3 through to October 27, 2017, and will bring over 10,000 seats from Germany for the summer. Already Eurowings has advised us that they will extend the service into the winter with those seats opening up for sale within days.”
Jamaica’s tourism officials are also excited that the flights will be operating out of Cologne/Bonn International Airport. The new scheduled service will balance weekly charter services operated by German air carrier Condor from the German cities of Frankfurt and Munich into Montego Bay.