What’s new in Kingston, Kingston, and Kingston Airport Transfer?
Kingston, Jamaica — For the first time since the airline industry collapsed in the 1980s, Kingston International Airport (KIWI) is now officially open for business.
The airport’s first full day of operations will begin on April 20, but the airport’s opening has been delayed due to the ongoing shutdown of the Port of Kingston, which was slated to open the following week.
In a press release on Tuesday, KIWI announced that all passengers who are currently on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis and are planning to leave on the weekend will be allowed to continue on to Kingston for the next two days.
The announcement was followed by a message from KIWIs Director of Operations, Jim Molloy, promising a “great day.”
“With all our passengers and their families, we know the excitement that we will experience as we open our doors for the first day of business.
It’s going to be the greatest day of our life!”
Molloys spokesperson told HuffPost.
“We are so excited to welcome everyone to Kingston.
We have a lot of things that we are working on, but today we are focusing on getting the gates open for the rest of the country and the world to see.”
The airport was originally supposed to open on April 14, but Mollories postponement was in response to the Port’s inability to meet its scheduled opening date of April 19.
Mollorys plans for the port of Kingston were to be completed by May 12, but it was pushed back to April 30.
With the airport shut down, Kiwis flights to and from St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John’s, as well as flights from Newfoundland and Labrador to the United States and Canada, have been affected.
The United States has been the most impacted of all the nations affected by the airport shutdown, with the airline company’s flights being halted for two weeks.
“As the nation’s largest international airport, KWI has the ability to provide international services to more than 50 countries and more than 5 million passengers annually,” the Kiwi statement reads.
The Kiwiji is also working to provide a complete, seamless and secure online experience, with our secure terminal technology, which will allow passengers to access and use our online and mobile systems and the online and video-conferencing capabilities, as they were previously available only in the terminal.” “
Kiwis customers will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi, free checked bags, free food and beverages, and a wide selection of domestic and international airlines on our new terminal and baggage claim.
The Kiwiji is also working to provide a complete, seamless and secure online experience, with our secure terminal technology, which will allow passengers to access and use our online and mobile systems and the online and video-conferencing capabilities, as they were previously available only in the terminal.”
KiwI spokesperson told The Huffington Puff, “The closure of the port is expected to be complete on April 21 and the airport will reopen for regular flights on April 23.
The new terminal will be fully operational in the coming days, and we will provide more details as we are able to.”
As of this writing, Kiyo Airlines, a subsidiary of Kiwiwis parent company, Kijiji, was still waiting for a visa to enter Jamaica.