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Airport Update #1 2014 Winter Storm
Travellers arriving at Sangster International Airport from other countries can now buy duty-free goods on arrival.
Please see attached advisory from MBJ Airports Limited. As the operator of Sangster International Airport, we will be conducting an emergency simulation exercise. This is only an exercise, however there will be additional activity at the airport related to the response to this event. The simulation will have no impact on the regular operation of the airport.
Sangster Airport International re-opens.
Updated information regarding flight information for October 25, 2012.
All arrivals and departures will be updated shortly. Thank you for your patience.
Sangster International Airport is now closed until further notice.
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The airport will remain closed during the storm and will re-open at the earliest possible opportunity. There will be skeletal staff on airport to monitor the terminal building and ensure security. Updates will be provided as necessary. In any event, the travelling public is strongly encouraged to contact their respective airline directly regarding flight operations.
At this time, Sangster International Airport (MBJ) remains fully operational. The airport management is prepared to close the airport tomorrow morning after the first outbound flight at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time. Passengers are being advised to refrain from arriving at the airport without first making contact with their airline.
Currently under a Tropical Storm warning, a few airlines have experienced delays from their airports of origin or as a result of route weather conditions. Passengers are strongly encouraged to contact their respective airline directly regarding flight operations.
New domestic Airline, Jamaica Air Shuttle, will start commercial passenger service on the Tinson Pen Kingston to Montego Bay route on Friday, 4th December 2009.
Information Release, April 22, 2009 - Hostage Situation
Airport fully operational following resolution of hostage situation
MONTREAL, March 30, 2007 – Air Canada is introducing a new generation of aircraft into its fleet with the arrival Saturday of its first Boeing 777 in Montréal. Accompanied by Air Canada’s 70-year-old Lockheed L-10A heritage aircraft, the highly-efficient, customer-friendly 777 aircraft is expected to touch down at Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in the mid-afternoon following a five-hour maiden flight from its Seattle manufacturer.
The MBJ Airport vision is to transform Sangster International Airport into a world-class gateway in the Caribbean that is an emblem of pride to Jamaica. A vision already realized with Sangster International Airport winning numerous awards in the four years that MBJ Airports Limited has taken over the international airport. Including the Caribbean’s Leading Airport of the year for 2005, presented by World Travel Awards.
MBJ Airports Limited Environmental Policy
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MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ) closed its Private Aircraft Centre at the Domestic Terminal
On September 4 2006 Deputy Director General, Regulatory Affairs at the JCAA, Lt. Col Oscar Derby presented the first Aerodrome Operator Certificate (AOC) to Mr. Richard Reed, Vice President of Operations for MBJ Airports Limited.
MBJ Airports Limited has announced the preferred bidders for retail space in phase two of the Sangster International Airport modernization program.
Montego Bay, Jamaica…December 18, 2006…International Aircraft Management (IAM) is pleased to announce the opening of the new IAM Jet Centre.
Passengers may not have liquids or gels of any size at the screening checkpoint or in the cabin of the aircraft.
Virgin Atlantic's chairman, Sir Richard Branson...
AT 12:40 P.M. on Monday, the eccentric and charismatic Sir Richard Branson stood on the upper deck cabin of his 747-400 series Virgin Atlantic...
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Virgin Atlantic Airways, the second largest British airline, made its inaugural flight to this resort city yesterday bringing 451 passengers from England...
June 1, 2006…Montego Bay, Jamaica – MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ) in collaboration with emergency-response personnel and numerous airport, government and community agencies conducted a full-scale emergency exercise.
Ground Breaking for IAM Jet Centre.
LONDON, England - Virgin Atlantic Airline will in July make its inaugural flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica, April 3, 2006 … Surinam Airways, the National air carrier of the Republic of Surinam, announced plans today to provide non-stop service from Paramaribo, to Montego Bay.
Montego Bay, Jamaica, March 27, 2006 … MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ) and Barbados based International Aircraft Management Inc (IAM) will be rolling out the red carpet in December 2006, with the opening of a separate terminal building exclusively for private and corporate aircraft.
Visitors to Sangster International Airport will soon get a chance to immerse themselves in Jamaica’s hospitality and culture when they arrive at the airport or step from the aircraft, thanks to a new partnership between MBJ Airports Limited and Interspace Airport Advertising International LLC
Montego Bay, Jamaica (February 23, 2006) – New restaurants open to serve international and transit passengers at Sangster International Airport.
MORE FOCUS will be placed on increasing airline flights out of Europe over the next two years, says MBJ Airports Limited chief executive officer, Jorge Sales.
Minister of Transport and Works, Robert Pickersgill, on Friday (Feb.17) broke ground for phase 2 of the Sangster International Airport expansion programme, which will be carried out at a cost of US$51 million.
February 17, 2006, Montego Bay, Jamaica – Construction has begun on Phase two of the Sangster International Airport terminal expansion program.
JAMAICA BECAME the first English-speaking Caribbean island to feature non-stop air travel from Dallas/Fort Worth in Texas, when it received American Airline flight 1232 at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay last week.
Montego Bay, Jamaica, January 31, 2006 … Deregulation of the aviation industry in many parts of the world has lead to a change in the way successful airports are operated and marketed.
MBJ AIRPORTS Limited, operators of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, has integrated a dynamic shopping experience for passengers as they undertake a modernisation and expansion programme at the facility.
MONTEGO BAY, St James - A new air traffic tower is to be built at Sangster International Airport, a $160 million facility that will rise almost twice as high as its replacement, says Transport and Works Minister Robert Pickersgill
CASTRIES, St Lucia (AP) - Air Jamaica will resume service to St Lucia in February 2006, offering nonstop flights three times a week to and from New York, an official said Friday.
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Montego Bay this week welcomed the inaugural flight of Spirit Airlines, with 198 passengers and six crew members aboard. The flight, which came from Fort Lauderdale, landed at the Sangster International Airport on schedule at 12:45 pm on Thursday.
ADVANCED WORK is now in progress on sections of Phase two of the expansion project under way at the Sangster International Airport, despite being scheduled to officially start in mid January.
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is, within the next six months, to boast a museum inside its terminal buildings.
HISTORY WAS created yesterday when Jamaica welcomed its one-millionth stopover visitor from the United States, in a single year, at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.
Spirit Inaugurates Service to Its Fort Lauderdale Hub from Montego Bay