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Montego Bay, Jamaica, 22 May, 2019 // MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, hosted a forum and official opening ceremony for the newly renovated Ticketing Concourse at Sangster International Airport (SIA) on Friday 17 May. The forum commenced at 12pm and concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by government and aviation officials. Those in attendance included: the Honourable Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague; His Worship Councillor Homer Davis, Mayor of Montego Bay; Custos of St. James Bishop Conrad Pitkin; Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) Chairman William Shagoury; AAJ President and CEO Audley Deidrick; and MBJ Airports Limited’s CEO Dr. Rafael Echevarne. “We are at a very interesting point in the airport’s ongoing development and we’re making great progress as we transform the infrastructure, systems and service to that of a world class facility, while simultaneously creating a uniquely Jamaican “Irie Airport Experience,” commented MBJ Airports CEO Rafael Echevarne. “The refurbishment of the ticketing hall is a very visible part of MBJ’s tireless commitment to making Sangster International Airport as safe, user-friendly and efficient as humanly possible,” Echevarne added. MBJ plans to spend USD 29m in 2019 and USD 112m over the next five years on infrastructure improvements at Sangster International Airport. This is in addition to the USD 230m spent between 2003 and 2018. About MBJ Airports: MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport, connects Jamaica to more than 60 international destinations. A record 4.5m passengers used the airport in 2018. MBJ operates SIA under a 30-year concession awarded in 2003 and provides employment for approximately 7,000 Jamaicans. SIA has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport by World Travel Awards for the past 11 years in a row. Media Inquiries: Sharon Hislop, Manager, Commercial Development & Marketing T: +1 876 952 3124 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.mbjairport.com
MBJ hosted its annual airport forum on Friday, March 17,2019. The content of all presentations delivered at the forum are embedded for public review.
Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport for the eleventh year in a row at the World Travel Awards (WTA) hosted at Sandals Montego Bay on 28 January.
CALGARY, AB – December 16, 2018/CNW/ - Today Swoop celebrates its first international flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1 December, 2018 // MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport (SIA), Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, hosted the 24th Art of Reggae Exhibition, a “Trashion Show”, dance and musical performances headlined by Agent Sasco on Friday 30 November, 2018. The event was held as the culmination of year-long celebrations marking MBJ’s 15th anniversary as operator of SIA and featured the Art of Reggae Exhibition displaying the top -100 selections of the International Reggae Poster Contest, a “Trashion Show” presenting apparel made from recycled materials designed by members of the airport staff and performances by a dance troupe from Edna Manley College, Tennshann Invasion Band and headliner Agent Sasco who thrilled fans with back-to-back hits throughout his hour-long set. The courtyard outside the departures terminal surrounding the new I Love Montego Bay sign was transformed for the soiree with a stage and red carpet and tents displaying the reggae posters. Proceedings kicked off with the announcement of winners of the School Art Competition, organized in a partnership between MBJ and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, which had poster and 3D/Mosaic categories at the primary and secondary levels. Cornwall College’s piece by Curtis Clennon took the JMD 60,000 first-place prize in the High School Poster contest with St. Thomas Technical taking the JMD 30,000 second-place prize. Burmar High took first in the High School 3D/Mosaic category and Green Pond High came in second. Roehampton Primary took first in the Primary Poster contest while Sommerton All Age took second. Independence City Primary came first in the Primary 3D/Mosaic contest while Mona Prep came in second place. The “Trashion Show” followed with contestants representing 10 companies operating at Sangster International Airport. Participants included Judith Williams of Relay and Island News operated by Paradies Lagarde, Stanford Hinds of Guardsman Limited, Tanya Taylor of Jamaica Customs Agency, Samantha Williams of AMSTAR, Joan Pennicot of American Airlines, Jermaine Williams of AJAS Limited, Stacy-Ann Blair of World Duty Free, Tameisha Patterson of Express Catering, Kerry-Ann Miller of Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Jamila Myers of Express Catering. The designer representing Express Catering took first place and walked away with cash prize of JMD 50,000, Virgin Atlantic and VIP Attractions tied for second place and were each awarded JMD 25,000, while American Airlines was placed third and JMD 15,000. The team of judges for both the Student Art Competition and “Trashion Show” was comprised of Judith Moore and Shun Lawton, Education Officers at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Earl’s Fashions & Tailoring CEO Earl Bailey, Airport Coordinator Sharna Mendez and Art Consultant and Curator Gilou Bauer. This was the second year in a row MBJ hosted the Art of Reggae Exhibition, founded by the late Michael “Stylee” Thompson and fellow graphic designer Maria Papaefstathiou to showcase submissions from artists across the globe that pay homage to reggae music and support a vision of building a Reggae Hall of Fame in Downtown Kingston while raising awareness for the Alpha Boys School, a longstanding incubator of world-class musicianship with many legends among its alumni. A submission from Vinicio Sejas of Bolivia was selected as the winning entry of this year’s contest from among 1,060 posters from 582 designers representing 68 nations. “The collaboration with the International Reggae Poster Contest fits perfectly with our vision of creating the Irie Airport Experience.” As the leading entry point for visitors to Jamaica, it’s only natural that we should showcase the work of talented artists from across the world as they pay tribute to this island’s singular music and culture, finally recognized just last week by UNESCO for its invaluable contribution to the world’s musical heritage,” explained MBJ Airports CEO Raphael Echevarne. “We also found this event to be the perfect medium to involve the staff of the wider airport community and the “Trashion Show” was a great way to showcase the talent and creativity of the airport employees. We do hope to have more events to incorporate staff as part of our continued drive to deepen our engagement with the wider Sangster International Airport family,” Echevarne added. Patrons in attendance were treated to a number of giveaways including Samsung tablets and items from Bijoux Jewelers and World Duty Free after following and liking @mbjairport on social media and correctly answering questions posed by the MC. The event was sponsored by SIA concessionaires Express Catering, Club Mobay, Bhavela Jamaica trading as Tuff Gong, Distant Enterprises, operator of Reggae Mart and Casa de Xaymaca, VP Records, Red Stripe, Cellaris, Clear Channel Airports, Y & S Enterprise, operator of Jamaica Heritage & Souvenir Express, Knutsford Express, Caribbean Hub and Global Exchange Services.
Airport Forum Presentation November 30, 2018
MBJ welcomes Nordwind Airlines/ Pegas Touristik
MBJ Plans Emergency Response Exercise at Sangster International Airport for Thursday 25 October
SIA Named Caribbean's Leading Airport for 10th Consecutive Year
Pre-paid MasterCard now available at MBJ
MBJ Jamaican Showcase
MBJ Airports Introduces State-of-the-Art Surface Cleaning and Paving Equipment to Jamaica
MBJ Ramp & Taxiway Resurfacing 80% Complete
Effective June 30th, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will limit the size of packages containing powders in carry-on bags of travellers entering the United States
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 27 June 2018// Effective June 30th, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will limit the size of packages containing powders in carry-on bags of travellers entering the United States.
MBJ Airports Limited unveils commemorative sign
Airport Forum Q1 - 26April2018 - 15th Anniversary Edition
MBJ Airports Limited’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations a hit in Sam Sharpe Square!
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 12 April 2018 // MBJ Airports will celebrate its 15-year anniversary, the halfway point in its 30-year concession as operator of Sangster International Airport, on Thursday 12 April.
MBJ Kicks Off Pop-up Concert Series at Sangster International Airport with Romain Virgo
Holiday Travel Tips during Springbreak & Easter
MBJ Sets New Annual Traffic Record with 4,284,648 Passengers in 2017
MBJ Signs USD 40m Financing Agreement with Scotiabank Jamaica
MBJ Welcomes Knutsford Express to Sangster International Airport
Shopping for all seasons
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 21 November 2017 // MBJ Airports, operator of Sangster International Airport, Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, broke ground this month on a USD 12m taxiway rehabilitation project.
Montego Bay, Jamaica 17/11/17 // MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport (SIA), Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, is celebrating a new chapter of development by repositioning its brand and unveiling a new logo.
Sangster International Airport awarded 'Caribbean's Leading Airport'
Airport Forum 2017
Flight cancellations due to Hurricane Irma
NORMAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS ATMBJ
JCAA TO RESUME LIMITED AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES AT 11 PM TONIGHT
Closure of Airspace extended to 6:59 pm today
The Airspace remains closed at this time
ADVISORY#2 For Immediate Release HURRICANE IRMA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | 4:00pm MBJ Airports Limited, operators of Sangster International Airport, continues to monitor the projected path of Hurricane Irma and its effect on the operations of our Airline partners. We have received notification of the following flight cancellations from the Airlines listed below: AMERICAN AIRLINES 1 800 744 0006 All Flights to MIA are cancelled as at Friday, September 8 until further notice. CARIBBEAN AIRLINES 1 888 359 2475 Friday, September 08 Saturday September 09 Sunday September 10 BW 030 FLL - MBJ BW 039 MBJ - FLL JETBLUE 1866 963 3014/ 1 800 963 3014 Friday, September 08 B6 926 MBJ-FLL Saturday, September 09 B6 1127 FLL-MBJ B6 926 MBJ-FLL Sunday, September 10 B6 926 MBJ-FLL B6 1127 FLL-MBJ B6 1722 MBJ-MCO B6 1721 MCO-MBJ Monday, September 11 B6 1721 MCO-MBJ SPIRIT AIRLINES 1 877 211 1546 All flights cancelled for Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10. SOUTHWEST 1 800 425 8130 (from a landline phone only) / 1 800 435 9792 Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10 WN272/273 MCO-MBJ-MCO WN583/1024 FLL-MBJ-FLL Passengers are being asked to make contact with the Airlines directly for rebooking and for further flight information. MBJ Airports Limited also recommends that industry partners make contact with the Airlines regarding flight operations prior to transporting guests to the airport.
We have received notification of the following flight cancellations from the Airlines as attached. Passengers are being asked to make contact with the Airlines directly for rebooking and for further flight information. MBJ Airports Limited also recommends that industry partners make contact with the Airlines regarding flight operations prior to transporting guests to the airport.
Montego Bay, Jamaica, 23 June 2017 // MBJ Airports Limited is investing USD 12m to improve the taxiway infrastructure at Sangster International Airport (SIA), thereby ensuring the continued safety and efficiency of operations and positioning Jamaica’s leading international gateway for sustained growth.
MBJ Airports supports Jamaica’s youth with ‘Change for Children’ initiative
Sangster International Airport Embellishes Arrivals Terminal with ‘Freestylee’ Posters Sponsored by Spanish Court Montego Bay
MBJ Boosts Traffic 4% in 2016 to a record 3.9 Million passengers
MBJ hosts Airport Council International Developing Nations Airport Assistance Program
Sangster International Transitions to Electronic Boarding Passes
Travellers arriving at Sangster International Airport from other countries can now buy duty-free goods on arrival.