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  • Sangster International Airport (SIA) is the largest of two international airports in Jamaica, and is ideally located in the heart of the primary tourism destination region.
  • Approximately 95% of Total Passengers at SIA are passengers travelling internationally.
  • Of the approximately 1.7 million annual visitors to Jamaica,  72% use SIA as their primary airport.
  • Peak arriving and departing capacity is 4,200 passengers per hour.

News Releases

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

Impact of Global Technology Outage on Sangster international Airport – Jul 19, 2024

MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ) wishes to advise that due to the global technology outage currently being experienced, this has resulted in some flights being cancelled or delayed from the Sangster International Airport.

Resumption of Operations at Sangster International Airport - Thursday July 4, 6:00 p.m. – Jul 4, 2024

Resumption of Operations at Sangster International Airport - Thursday July 4, 6:00 p.m. Montego Bay, Jamaica – July 4, 2024 11:00 A.M. MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport, is currently conducting restoration activities of the Airport’s systems and facilities following the passage of Hurricane Beryl for planned reopening of commercial operations at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Passengers are urged to contact their respective airlines for the latest flight information and to avoid coming to the Airport until the airlines confirm the operation of their flights. Airline contact information can be found on MBJ website at International Airlines - Montego Bay Jamaica Airport (mbjairport.com). All updates on operations at the Sangster international Airport will be posted on the following platforms. www.mbjairport.com https://www.facebook.com/mbjairportsltd https://www.instagram.com/mbjairportsltd/ About Sangster International Airport: Sangster International Airport (IATA: MBJ, ICAO: MKJS) is an international airport located 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Montego Bay, Jamaica. It serves as the most popular airport for tourists visiting the north coast of Jamaica. The airport is named after former Jamaican Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster. About MBJ Airports: MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of Sangster International Airport, connects Jamaica to more than 60 international destinations. A record 5.267m passengers used the airport in 2023. MBJ operates SIA under a 30-year concession awarded in 2003 and the airport provides employment to more than 7,500 persons. SIA has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport by World Travel Awards for 16 years.

Additional Flight Operations Tuesday July 2, 2024 due to Hurricane Beryl – Jul 2, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Additional Flight Operations Tuesday July 2, 2024 due to Hurricane Beryl Montego Bay, Jamaica – July 2, 2024 2:30 P.M. The Sangster International Airport will temporarily close tonight, Tuesday, July 2, at 11:59 PM and remain closed throughout Wednesday, July 3, 2024. To ensure visitors can depart the island prior to the impact of the hurricane, the following Additional Flights will operate today, Tuesday July 2, 2024. Passengers are urged to contact their airline to make changes to their reservations prior to making their way to the airport. EXTRA FLIGHTS DEPARTING MBJ AMERICAN AIRLINES 1-800-433-7300/ 1 800 744 0006 www.aa.com Tuesday, July 2, 2024 AA 9604 Charlotte (CLT) 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2024 AA 9607 Miami (MIA) 6:35 PM SOUTHWEST 1-800-435-9792 www.southwest.com Tuesday, July 2, 2024 WN 8814 Orlando (MCO) 5:15 PM AIR TRANSAT 1 (514) 636-3630 www.airtransat.com Tuesday, July 2, 2024 TS 9517 Toronto (YYZ) 11:20 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2024 TS 9487 Montreal (YUL) 11:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2024 TS 9485 Montreal (YUL) 9:30 PM As the airport will be closed on Wednesday July 3, 2024, all flight operations will be cancelled. Following the hurricane, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine when it is safe to resume operations. Updates will be communicated promptly. Kindly check with your airline regarding flight resumption, and we again urge passengers to contact airlines for flight confirmation prior to coming to the airport. Updates on flight operations and the effects of Hurricane Beryl on operations at the Sangster international Airport will be posted on the following platforms. www.mbjairport.com https://www.facebook.com/mbjairportsltd https://www.instagram.com/mbjairportsltd/ https://x.com/MBJAIRPORT About Sangster International Airport: Sangster International Airport (IATA: MBJ, ICAO: MKJS) is an international airport located 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Montego Bay, Jamaica. It serves as the most popular airport for tourists visiting the north coast of Jamaica. The airport is named after former Jamaican Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster. About MBJ Airports: MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of Sangster International Airport, connects Jamaica to more than 60 international destinations. A record 5.267m passengers used the airport in 2023. MBJ operates SIA under a 30-year concession awarded in 2003 and the airport provides employment to more than 7,500 persons. SIA has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport by World Travel Awards for 16 years.

Closure of Sangster International Airport due to Hurricane Beryl – Jul 2, 2024

Montego Bay, Jamaica – July 2, 2024 12:25 P.M. In light of the impending threat posed by Hurricane Beryl, Sangster International Airport will temporarily close tonight, Tuesday, July 2, at 11:59 PM. The airport will remain closed throughout Wednesday, July 3, to ensure safety during the hurricane's passage. Following the hurricane, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted to determine when it is safe to resume operations. Updates will be communicated promptly. Passengers are urged to contact their airlines directly for flight rescheduling information, and confirmation of flight status before traveling to the airport. The safety and well-being of our passengers and staff remain our utmost priority and all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure a swift and safe resumption of operations once the hurricane has passed. Updates on flight operations and the effects of Hurricane Beryl on operations at the Sangster international Airport will be posted on the following platforms. www.mbjairport.com https://www.facebook.com/mbjairportsltd https://www.instagram.com/mbjairportsltd/ https://x.com/MBJAIRPORT

Hurricane Watch in effect for Jamaica – Jul 1, 2024

A Hurricane Watch is now in effect for Jamaica. Based on the latest forecast, the island is expected to be impacted by Hurricane Beryl on Wednesday. MBJ Airports Limited, operators of Sangster International Airport, continues to closely monitor the projected path of Hurricane Beryl and its effect on airport and airline operations. Our priority is the well-being of our passengers. The Sangster International Airport remains open for normal operations. As the airport is advised of any changes to flight operations, including any extra sections or cancellations, these will be published. Passengers are urged to contact their airline for the latest flight information and to make changes to their reservations prior to making their way to the airport. Airline information can be found on MBJ website at International Airlines - Montego Bay Jamaica Airport (mbjairport.com).