More charter flights from Europe.
In recent years, the number of European visitors arriving in
Jamaica by charter flights has continued to show a steady increase,
reports Caribbean Net News (June 1, 2007). In the three months to the
end of March this year, 40% of European visitors arrived via charter
flights rather than scheduled airline flights. The Jamaica Tourist
Board's March 2007 report indicates that this figure was 42% last
year, up from 37% the previous year, and 32% in 2003. In the Jan-March
2007, 74% of visitors from Spain arrived by charter flights, with 82%
from Portugal, 84% from Italy, and 100% from Greece.