Jamaica will receive new flights from Sweden, part of the island’s continued efforts to court a new airlift from Europe.
From November 2022, VING, which is operated by Sunclass Airlines, will have a flight program every two weeks between Stockholm and Montego Bay.
The company will carry out a total of nine rotations for the winter season 2022-2023, with 373 seats on each flight.
“We are pleased with VING’s decision to resume direct flights to Jamaica next winter,” said Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “We are encouraged by the tour operator’s confidence in our destination, and their charter service will significantly increase Swedish visitors, who usually stay on the island for 14 nights.”
Bartlett said that Jamaica had already welcomed Swedish visitors back to the country since its tourism reopened in June 2020.
“We are prepared and resilient and have been careful in our preparations for visitors to the post-covid-19 world. Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to lead the recovery efforts for the island’s economy, and I am pleased to report that we are making steady progress towards a stronger recovery , says Bartlett.
In a statement, Claes Pellvik, Nordic communications manager at Nordic Leisure Travel Group, said that feedback “has always been excellent” for their Jamaica program.
“We see Jamaica as a perfectly positioned destination for the future with its focus on well-being, a large selection of interesting activities and culture to explore, and a fantastic hotel product on offer,” said Pellvik.