Published on : Thursday, July 22, 2021
Jamaica Tourist Board confirmed that TUI UK will be re-starting flights from the UK as part of its summer schedule. This follows an announcement that fully vaccinated Brits no longer need to quarantine on return from amber destinations.
TUI UK will operate a total of 88 rotations this summer with between 300-345 seats on each, all on board the Dreamliner 787. TUI UK will operate six flights per week from the UK to Jamaica: two weekly flights from Manchester to Montego Bay (beginning on Thursday and operating on a Thursday and Sunday), three weekly flights from London Gatwick to Montego Bay (beginning this Friday and operating on a Friday, Monday and Tuesday), and one weekly flight from Birmingham to Montego Bay (starting on Saturday and operating every Saturday).
Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, said in a statement that TUI UK’s service is a welcome addition to the scheduled services that already resumed from London to Jamaica in May with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, significantly increasing capacity for arrivals from the UK. He mentioned that since reopening borders in June last year, the island has continued to welcome visitors safely and seamlessly.
He mentioned that Jamaica is prepared, nimble and resilient and have been meticulous about preparations for visitors in a post-Covid-19 world. He shared that Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to lead the recovery efforts for the island’s economy, and he is heartened about the steady progress towards a full recovery of our sector.
Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board added that authorities are delighted that TUI is set to restart bringing UK travellers safely and efficiently to our shores this summer. He said that British visitors can expect a very warm Jamaican greeting as they begin travelling again and can look forward to celebrating Jamaican music and culture with us, experiencing outstanding offerings and discovering incredible cuisine.