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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica; Friday, October 26, 2018: Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett officially welcomed PegasTouristik and Nordwind Airlines, new nonstop flight between Moscow, Russia and Montego Bay, Jamaica today. The flight, which carried two hundred and eighty three (283) passengers and seventeen (17) crew, landed at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay at 8:13am.
“This new nonstop service out of Russia will be monumental in ensuring an increase in visitor arrivals from Russia and surrounding areas. The projection is to see over 10,000 Russian visitors to our shores by 2020 and with this seamless air connectivity we will be able to achieve our target,
It is clear that through our aggressive marketing strategies and negotiations with the People’s Republic of Russia this has become a reality and will work towards strengthening these ties,” said Minister Bartlett.
Starting today, Pegas Touristik and Nordwind will make fly into the Sangster International Airport every ten days up to May 2019. The Russian tourism market has been growing at a steady pace and Pegas Fly and its sister airline, Norwind, have been growing their fleet and expanding their reach.
Minister Bartlett added that, “We’ve also made it easier for seamless travel between Russia and Jamaica as last month our government agreed to amend the agreement with your government to waive visa requirements for periods not exceeding 90 days per year. What this means is that coming here as a tourist or to do business gives you up to 90 clear days.”