Flair makes its first flight to Kingston, Jamaica

Flair Airlines took its inaugural flight from Toronto to Kingston, Jamaica on Dec. 16.

Passengers, flight crew and Flair executive team members were greeted with a celebratory water welcome on the runway followed by a special reception hosted by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett.

The new non-stop service from Toronto Pearson International airport (YYZ) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) is expected to bring more than 23,000 passengers into the destination over the winter season.

About the flight

The flight will operate three times per week with departures on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until May 4, before switching to Monday, Wednesday and Friday departures for the summer period.

“Flair’s new Toronto to Kingston service is an important bridge between two cultures and signifies a new era of connectivity for the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada,” said Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica. “These new low-cost flight options provide the Jamaican Canadian community with increased opportunities to come home to connect with family and friends, and will encourage Canadian travellers to explore the many rich attractions waiting to be discovered in our island’s cultural centre.”

“Flair Airlines was delighted to launch the inaugural flight from Toronto to Kingston this weekend, and I’m pleased to say the flight was full of happy customers,” said Stephen Jones, president & CEO, Flair Airlines. “If there’s an opportunity to bring the Jamaican Canadian community home to Jamaica or for Jamaicans to visit family in the GTA — all enjoying affordable fares — then count on Flair to deliver. We are especially thankful to the team at the Jamaica Tourist Board for their support with this launch.”