Cheap Flights to Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ)
Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport is the most popular landing spot for tourists on Jamaica's northern coast. Named after a former prime minister, this airport is able to accommodate nine million passengers per year. Originally known as Montego Bay Airport, it was built back in the 1940s when the city was a favourite destination amongst Hollywood celebrities. Still considered one of the world's greatest tropical paradises, you find cheap flights to Montego Bay using Skyscanner.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Montego Bay
The best time to visit Montego Bay is during the spring. Flights are very affordable, and the weather is heavenly warm with little precipitation. Jamaica is known for its heavy rainfall in September and October. So, avoid these two months, despite the lower ticket prices. Hurricane season is another risky time to fly there. It's between June and November each year. Finally, July and August are also unfavourably hot. Use Skyscanner's Price Alert to stay updated on the cheapest days to book flights.
Airlines That Fly to Montego Bay Airport
Many domestic and international airlines fly out of Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport, including:
- Air Canada
- Air Transat
- American Airlines
- Blue Panorama Airlines
- Caribbean Airlines
- Cayman Airways
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Frontier Airlines
- InterCaribbean Airways
- International AirLink
- JetBlue Airways
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Sunwing Airlines
- TUI fly
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
What to Expect When Arriving at Montego Bay Airport
Montego Bay's airport, Sangster International Airport is situated 4.8 km to the easy of city center. It's very near to the cruise ports at Jamaica's northwest side. Once you land, you can take a taxi, tour bus, or hotel charter to your lodgings, depending on where you'll be staying during the visit. If you've booked a room in a resort or a cruise boat, your pick-up arrangements can be made directly with them. After you clear airport customs, they will be waiting to greet you. Lastly, taxis often overcharge at the airport, so avoid taking one if you can.
Due to recent expansion projects, Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport is considered one of the Caribbean's leading airports. Despite only having a single runway strip, it's still the larger of Jamaica's two airports. The Sangster Airport is busiest between 5PM to 9PM everyday. So, during these peak hours, give yourself extra time to catch your plane. Dining options are available for every budget, and as well as diverse shopping options at duty-free stores, designer boutiques, and souvenir vendors. There are also four currency exchange desks, found in the Immigration hall, Ground Transportation hall, Ticket hall, and Departures area.
What to see and do in Montego Bay
Montego Bay, Jamaica has been a popular Caribbean destination for decades. Tourists often stay in all-inclusive resorts, taking advantage of the white sand beaches and turquoise ocean waves. Numerous companies offer guided tours of this beautiful island, since safety concerns for visitors are present in urban areas. For wining and dining, Jamaica is known for its fresh seafood, jerk chicken, fried plantains, rich veggie curries, and endless rum cocktails (topped with paper umbrellas, of course!). You can discover the best hotels in Montego Bay using Skyscanner.
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