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Received this in an email from Air J this evening!



Preliminary Targeted Transaction Date of April 12, 2010






MIAMI, FL – March 5, 2010 – A preliminary targeted transaction date of April 12, 2010 has been set by which the operations of Air Jamaica will begin the transition to Caribbean Airlines. This transaction date dovetails with the airlineâ€s major schedule change that was previously announced. However, the transaction date could change as the details of the transition are finalized.



Seamless Operations


The following are important points to note as the changeover is made:

The transition to Caribbean Airlines will be phased over a period of up to one year, in order to ensure that customers will continue to be provided with the best possible travel experience.

Air Jamaica aircraft will continue to be utilized during the transition period.

Current Air Jamaica pilots, flight crews and ground staff will operate the aircraft for the schedule already published.

All customer services, including reservations, website and sales, will continue to operate in much the same way as today, for a period of time.

“We have enjoyed a tremendous relationship with our loyal customers in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, as well as throughout the Diaspora, and we are pleased to advise that our company is also committed to continuing these relationships, doing everything possible to earn your loyalty and trust,†stated Bruce Nobles, Air Jamaicaâ€s President and CEO.



Schedule Advantages

As of April 12, the airline offers a superior schedule between Jamaica and its core destinations – namely four daily flights from Fort Lauderdale, three daily flights from New York (JFK) and daily flights from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Toronto.



To book future flights, continue to call your travel agent or Air Jamaica Reservations at 1-800-523-5585 or visit the website at Air Jamaica - Discounted Flights to Jamaica, Caribbean, USA, Canada and London. Best deals for vacation and business travel.



About Air Jamaica

Celebrating its 40th year as Jamaicaâ€s national carrier, Air Jamaica offers the most nonstop flights between the U.S. and Jamaica. The airline serves 12 destinations with more than 160 weekly flights, including service between Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Chicago (Oâ€Hare), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Curacao and Nassau, as well as nonstop service between New York and Grenada. Voted “The Caribbeanâ€s Leading Airline†for 12 consecutive years, Air Jamaica offers one of the industryâ€s most generous rewards programs, 7th Heaven Rewards, along with award-winning, free in-flight entertainment, the Island Stylee video and SkyWritings, the in-flight magazine. On Air Jamaica passengers experience the legendary Lovebird Hospitality and warm Caribbean smiles on every flight. For more information or to book travel, visit Air Jamaica - Discounted Flights to Jamaica, Caribbean, USA, Canada and London. Best deals for vacation and business travel.











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Thanks for the update! Most of my family will be flying Air JA out of Fort Lauderdale on April 15, so I hope the transition is smooth!


So far we've had some issues because they cancelled a flight leaving Mobay at 4:30 on Sunday, which several of my relatives had booked, and Air JA sent NO e-mail or communication at all. When we called we found out they had been re-booked to a flight leaving on Monday morning! They did allow them to change to the 12:30 with no charge, but that's a lot earlier than the 4:30 they were originally planning on.


I just went on the Air Jamaica website and it was showing the same flight schedule as before...I checked Caribbean Air website also, but when I select the departure city of Fort Lauderdale it won't allow my to choose JA as the destination, so I guess they haven't changed their website either.

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