About The Airport
The Norman Manley International Airport serves a diverse range of travelers; foreign nationals (for business and leisure) as well as non-resident and resident Jamaicans.
With its proximity to the nation’s capital and seat of commerce /politics, NMIA is of significant importance for business travel to and from Jamaica and for the movement of air cargo. Ease of access to all areas in the country, through a modern road and highway system, allows visitors to connect to our internationally acclaimed resort areas, as well as to idyllic locations ‘off the beaten track’. Kingston’s embracing energy offers a mix of metropolitan ambitions and old world heritage. Rhythmic reggae music, a fascinating culture and fine restaurants and eateries offer a variety in entertainment, history and cuisine.
The Airport Operator, NMIA Airports Limited, [a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ)], commenced operation of NMIA in 2003 October.
Currently a major expansion and development programme is in progress (Phase 1A was completed in 2010), aimed at making NMIA the gateway of choice in the region.
NMIA is in the preliminary stage of privatization.