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IAM Jet Centre – Montego Bay celebrates official opening
Montego Bay, Jamaica W.I., March 1st, 2007
International Aircraft Management (IAM) officially opened the new IAM Jet Centre – Montego Bay, located at Sangster International Airport. Operations at the new corporate and private terminal commenced on December 15, 2006.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony was presided over by Jamaican Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, as well as Mayor Noel Donaldson, Custos Clarence Nelson, IAM Managing Director Paul Worrell and MBJ Airports Limited CEO, Jorge Sales.
During his speech to the VIP’s in attendance, Minister Pickersgill said “It is a pleasure to officially open such a distinct facility promoting Jamaica, Montego Bay as well as our other popular tourist areas. The opening is welcome indeed and shows an expression of confidence in Jamaica”. Minister Pickersgill continued “I unhesitatingly congratulate all that have been involved in bringing this high end, first class facility to fruition in time for Cricket World Cup”.
The elegant new facility offers 4,500 square feet of well appointed features designed to meet the needs of discerning passengers and their flight crew, including dedicated in-house Customs and Immigration processing, state of the art security, first class lounge accommodations, a private meeting room, high speed internet service and covered discreet access to ground transportation.
Mayor Donaldson complemented the new IAM Jet Centre – Montego Bay. “It is a most welcome addition to the landscape of Montego Bay and the Parish of St James, to offer the best possible facility for those arriving on private and corporate aircraft”.
The new Jet Centre is located at the East end of Sangster International Airport and construction was carried out in seven months. The facility has already welcomed numerous local and international celebrities.
Jorge Sales, Chief Executive Officer of MBJ Airports Limited welcomed the new VIP centre by saying “this is another important milestone for Sangster International Airport, the new private and corporate terminal will compliment the overall high end visitor experience within the Jamaican tourism product. In addition, the exclusive terminal enhances the scope of services that we offer to the global aviation market. The new jet centre will be especially pleasing for Cricket World Cup teams and fans that arrive on private and corporate aircraft; we can assure our VIP guests of a warm Jamaican welcome”.
“One of the features of the IAM Jet Centre – Montego Bay is a new dedicated entrance leading directly to the terminal” commented Paul Worrell of IAM. “This allows our traveling guests to reach our facility in a direct and discreet manner. We have been encouraged by the initial response and are enjoying working closely with the local tourism and hotel/villa community. As a team, we are able to offer premium visitors an elegant Jamaican experience that starts and ends literally at the steps of the aircraft”.
The jet centre is designed to have a distinct Jamaican sense of place, yet exceed international comfort and service standards. Tourism stakeholders in Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios have been excited about the introduction of this facility as it will generate high-end business for the country.