Press Release - Air Jamaica - May
- Air Jamaica will suspend services to Belize on Monday,
June 2nd, 2003.
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer John Lewis, says
passenger bookings and yields on the route area are too low for the
continuation of this service.
Passengers holding confirmed bookings on any flight to
Belize after June 1st,
2003, will be accommodated on other airlines.
Air Jamaica began service to Belize in November last
year. At first, the route showed much promise, but suffered major
setbacks with the buildup to war between the United States and
Since early March, Jamaica's national
airline has instituted a number of measures aimed at cutting costs and
trying to keep the airline afloat as the crisis in the airline industry
Air Transport Association (ATA) President, James May
has blamed the weak US economy and concerns over SARS for the worsened
state of the industry. He says that many airlines continue to reduce
their capacity to lower operating costs and deal with a fall-out in the
Air Jamaica takes this opportunity to thank the
Government and the people of Belize for their support during its short