Airports in Jamaica

There are six airports in Jamaica. Three International airports and three domestic airports.

Norman Manley International Airport

The Norman Manley airport is situated approximately 30 minutes from Kingston the capital of Jamaica. With its proximity to Kingston it mainly serves business travellers and resident Jamaicans.

Airports in Jamaica - Kingston
If you are visiting the parishes of Port Antonio, Kingston, St. Andrew, Clarendon, St. Catherine or Mandeville. Norman Manley Airport will more than likely be your final destination.

With the opening of the New highway to Ocho Rios travelers to Ocho Rios can consider this airport their final destination.

Donald Sangsters Airport

The Donald Sangster Airport is located in the heart of the tourist capital Montego Bay. This airport is the main gateway for the millions of tourist that visit Jamaica annually. With over three million travelers for a year, this is the most popular airports in Jamaica.

Airports in Jamaica - Montego Bay
Donald Sangster airport in Jamaica is near the following locations: Negril, Hanover, Westmoreland, Montego Bay, Falmouth, Discovery Bay, Runaway Bay, St. Mary or Ocho Rios. If you are travelling to any of these locations, more than likely this will be your final destination.

Ian Flemmings Airport

The other international airport is the Ian Flemming Airport. This airport is located in Boscobel, St. Mary which is approximately 14 kilometres from Ocho Rios. It is also close to such tourist areas as Orachabessa, Port Maria, Runaway Bay and Discovery Bay.

Airports in Jamaica - St. Mary
This airport caters to the needs of travellers flying in on their own private jet. It does however, offer specialised service for scheduled charters.

Domestic Airports in Jamaica

There are three domestic airports in Jamaica. There is Tinson Pen which is located in the heart of Kingston. The second airport is the Ken Jones Aerodrome which is located in Port Antonio. The third domestic airport is located in Negril.

Jamaica Airport Codes

Norman Manley International Airport
ICAO: MKJP
ICAT: KIN

Donald Sangster International Airport
ICAO: MKJS
ICAT: MBJ

Ian Flemming Airport
ICAO: MKBS
ICAT: OCJ

Tinson Pen Airport
ICAO: MKTP
ICAT: KTP

Ken Jones Aerodrome
ICAO: MKKJ
ICAT: POT

Negril Airport
ICAO: MKNG
ICAT: NEG

Domestic Airline and Travel Times

Airlink Express is the main domestic airline in Jamaica. Airlink Express services include scheduled services to all the airports and aerodromes in Jamaica. They also offer private air charter service, aerial tours and corporate jet charters.

Airports in Jamaica - St. Mary

Montego Bay Jamaica Airport Information

Donald Sangster is the main airport for tourists arriving in Montego Bay. The facilities are geared to provide you with a great Jamaican welcome. A few hotels such as Couples Resorts, Half Moon and Sandals have their own lounges. However, if you feel like splurging and being treated like a VIP visit Club Mobay lounge.

Transportation/ Airport Transfers from Montego Bay

If your tour company or hotel doesn’t offer free hotel transfers you can hire a JUTA or JCAL transportation provider.

Distance from Main Tourist Regions (Montego Bay)

Distance from Montego Bay – 5-15 minutes from most hotels
Distance from Negril – 1 hour and 40 minutes
Distance from Ocho Rios – 2 hours
Distance from Falmouth – 40 minutes
Distance from Treasure Beach – 2 hours
Distance from Runaway Bay & Discovery Bay – 1 hour and 30 minutes

Shopping at Donald Sangsters International Airport

When leaving Jamaica this airport is a great place to get some last minute shopping done. There is a wide variety of duty-free stores. You can also find some great Jamaican souvenir stores. You can find a full list of stores on the MBJ site.

Kingston Jamaica Airport

Most business travelers and residents of Kingston usually arrive via the Norman Manley airport. However, with the completion of the highway from Kingston to Ocho Rios, the travel time has been reduced to one hour.

Distance from Main Tourist Regions (Kingston)

Distance from Ocho Rios – 1 hour
Distance from Treasure Beach – 2 hours and 30 minutes
Distance from Runaway Bay & Discovery Bay – 1 hour and 30 minutes
Distance from Port Antonio – 2 hours and 30 minutes

Transportation/ Airport Transfers from Kingston

If your hotel doesn’t offer free hotel transfers you can hire a JUTA or JCAL transportation provider. If you want to rent a car you can get a 10% discount with the Jamaica Travel Saver Card.

Shopping at Norman Manley International Airport

You can find the usual food and souvenir shop. There are also quite a few duty-free tours. You can have a look at the shops in Norman Manley International airport here.



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