Traveling to Jamaica just got easier. American Airlines announced that they will be adding a nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay starting December 18, 2015. This means the West Coast will have direct access to Jamaica twice a week on Friday and Saturdays.

For all the plane admirers out there, the Los Angeles-Montego Bay route will be operated using a Boeing 737-800, with a capacity of 160 seats, of which 16 are in First Class and 144 are in Economy. Find the flight times below:

  • AA2599: Departure from Los Angeles International Airport at 10:59 p.m., arrival in Sangster International Airport at 7:40 a.m. (next day)
  • AA2598: Departure from Sangster International Airport at 10:00 a.m., arrival in Los Angeles International Airport at 1:21 p.m.

“We are pleased that American Airlines has chosen to expand their service to Montego Bay with this new nonstop service” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “California is a notable market for Jamaica and the addition of this flight will increase the destination’s convenience to West Coast travelers. We’re delighted to work with American Airlines to help travelers discover Jamaica’s beautiful attractions and outstanding hospitality.”

Start planning your trip to Jamaica this winter by going to, or visit a local travel specialist.