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Marketing Department
MBJ Airports Limited
Sangster International Airport
Montego Bay
Phone:  (876) 952-3124

MBJ Inaugurates Upgraded Ticketing Concourse at Sangster International Airport – May 22, 2019

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: |

Airport Forum Presentation – May 20, 2019

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.

MBJ - World Travel Awards Winner for Caribbean's Leading Airport for 11th consecutive year – Feb 13, 2019

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.

MBJ's 15th Anniversary Magazine – Feb 5, 2019

Montego Bay welcomes Swoop’s sold-out inaugural flight from Hamilton – Dec 18, 2018

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.