On this day in Jamaican history – Air Jamaica was founded as Jamaica Air Service


On this day in Jamaican history – On August 27, 1963 the first “incarnation” of Air Jamaica was founded as Jamaica Air Service. It was formed by agreement between the Jamaican government and BOAC (now British Airways). Operations began in 1966, using a leased BWIA 727-078. In October 1968, Air Jamaica was re-formed to become the national airline of Jamaica. It is has been owned and operated by Caribbean Airlines Limited since 26 May 2011. See our Air Jamaica photo gallery with old posters, post cards,  ticket jackets and magazine ads etc –

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