Jamaica Air Shuttle

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Jamaica Air Shuttle
IATA
J6
ICAO
ARW
Callsign
JAMAICA SHUTTLE
Founded 9 June 2009
Commenced operations 7 December 2009
Ceased operations 19 June 2013
Hubs Tinson Pen Aerodrome
Frequent-flyer program Frequent Flyer Program
Fleet size 2
Destinations 7
Company slogan Valuing Your Time
Headquarters Kingston, Jamaica
Key people Christopher Read (Managing Director & CEO)
Simon Angoy (Director)
Website http://www.jamaicaairshuttle.com/

Jamaica Air Shuttle was a domestic and western Caribbean regional airline based at the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston, Jamaica. The airline began service on 7 December 2009, offering "on-demand" scheduled and private charter services to Jamaica's international and domestic airports.

History[edit]

Jamaica Air Shuttle is a privately held Jamaican airline, operating nineteen scheduled round-trip services per week between Kingston's Tinson Pen Aerodrome and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The airline's hub is Tinson Pen Aerodrome on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston. Jamaica Air Shuttle has suspended its flight operations as of 18 February 2013.

The company formed after the principals of Jamaica's Airways International Limited and Carib Aviation Limited, a now defunct airline that previously operated from Antigua and Barbuda, merged operations to provide scheduled service to passengers needing to travel between Kingston and Montego Bay.[citation needed] Private charters within Jamaica, and between the island's international airports and regional cities in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands and Cuba are also available.

After several months of operation, the company announced that it would be expanded its scheduled service Cayman Brac, Port-au-Prince in Haiti and Santiago de Cuba in Cuba.[1]

The airline was grounded on 18 February 2013, as the owner of the planes the company uses pulled out of business. After failing to gain new investors, the company ceased operations.[2][3][4]

Fleet[edit]

Jamaica Air Shuttle in the air.
A Jamaica Air Shuttle Beech Model 99 in flight.
Jamaica Air Shuttle Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Beechcraft Model 99 2 0 12 Returned to Lessor
Total 2 0

Destinations[edit]

Currently, Jamaica Air Shuttle served domestic airports and aerodromes across Jamaica. Its hub is Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston (KTP), and its other major gateway was Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ).

Charter service was available between Tinson Pen (KTP) and Sangster International Airport (MBJ)and the following domestic airports and aerodromes:

Regional service was also available to the following Caribbean destination:

Frequent Flyer Program[edit]

Jamaica Air Shuttle offered its Frequent Flyer Program to passengers who foresaw continued use of the airline's domestic service. The loyalty program was introduced in December 2009, and provided passengers with the opportunity to pre-purchase blocks of tickets for domestic travel. This pre-purchase facilitates unrestricted travel for passengers, including the ability to make flight changes and cancel booked flights without incurring any fees. In addition, passengers are not subject to changes in air fare; pre-purchased tickets attract a set air fare.

Each block of ten tickets purchased for domestic travel came with an additional eleventh "free" ticket, which thereby allowed passengers to experience overall savings of 25% off the normal fare.

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