PHL Welcomes American Airlines’ New Nonstop Service to Kingston, Jamaica

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) passengers seeking a Caribbean getaway this fall will have another option beginning November 4, when American Airlines launches its nonstop service between PHL and Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica.

“This is very exciting news for PHL and for our passengers,” said PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. “Kingston is one of our region’s biggest underserved Visit Friends and Relatives (VFR) destinations.  Currently, local passengers that want travel to Kingston either need to start their journey at another airport or add time to their trips with layovers. This new American Airlines service will to get them to their loved ones faster, from their home airport.”  

American’s service between KIN and PHL is slated to operate year-round, three times per week on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.  

"As more people take to the skies, American Airlines is helping customers reconnect with friends and loved ones by providing more choice, convenience and flexibility than ever before," said Lakshman Amaranayaka, American's Vice President of PHL Hub Operations. "New year-round service to Kingston builds on our strategy to offer customers the industry's best network, including easy access from PHL to warm weather destinations across Florida and the Caribbean."

Currently, travelers can reach 12 Caribbean destinations nonstop from PHL (that number will increase to 14 destinations in December). Kingston will be American’s second nonstop route from PHL to Jamaica. The airline also operates regular year-round service to Montego Bay  (MBJ). Currently, American operates two PHL-MBJ flights daily. This service will transition to day-of-week service in mid-August  for the off-season and resume daily service in November.  

For more information about American’s PHL service, visit


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