Chances are that when you visit Jamaica, you will be entering through one of the three major airports in Jamaica.
Sangster International Airport, Norman Manley International Airport and Ian Fleming International airport are the three airports responsible for the millions of visitors to Jamaica every year.
Sangster International Airport is the busiest followed by Norman Manley International Airport and then Ian Fleming International Airport.
We also boast three (3) domestic airports that will take you across the island hassle free.
Recent upgrades to all our airports have made them much more comfortable than past times and placed them on par with many internationally acclaimed airports around the world.
Here is a list of the Jamaican airports.
Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA)
This is one of the three major airports in Jamaica. Located close to the Kingston Harbour, this airport is popularly used by tourists and locals travelling to the eastern side of the island such as Kingston, St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas.
Norman Manley airport is not as busy as Sangster International Airport so you can expect a quicker immigration process.
Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
Located in Montego Bay, the Sangster International Airport is the number-one airport used by travellers because of its proximity to the resort areas such as Ocho Rios and Negril.
This is the fourth busiest airport in the Caribbean with over three million passengers every year, which is twice the amount of the Norman Manley International Airport.
Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA)
Previously known as the Boscobel Aerodrome and catering to only domestic flights, The Ian Fleming Airport went under major upgrades from 2009 to 2011 and now facilitates commercial and charter flights to the U.S.A. and within the Caribbean.
If you are looking for an airport near Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay, this is the closest international airport.
This airport is geared towards the high end tourist market in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Port Antonio. You won’t find any airbus planes here as yet, only small planes.
Tinson Pen Aerodrome
The largest of the three domestic aerodromes, Tinson Pen Aerodome is located on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.
Mostly business persons use this airport as a faster means of travel between Kingston and Montego Bay. Popular flight destinations also include Negril and Port Antonio.
Ken Jones Aerodrome
Port Antonio, once a buzzing tourist attraction, is home to the Ken Jones Aerodrome. Port Antonio is located to the far east of Jamaica and so visitors fly to and from this airport to visit the popular destination.
A flight to Kingston only takes 15 minutes, and if you are driving you are looking at two hours.
The Negril Aerodrome is located just north of Negril. You will find that locals do use this airport but not as much as tourists who want to avoid the three- hour drive it takes from Ocho Rios to Negril or the 5- hour drive it takes from Negril to Port Antonio.
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