The Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica last week welcomed a record 14,000 passengers – the largest number of passengers passing through the airport in a single day.

The arrivals, which came just eight days into the winter tourist season, are a welcome boost to the local tourism sector.

The visitors arrived on 55 flights – 10 long-haul runs, four coming from Germany and six from the United Kingdom (UK).

Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Airports Authority of Jamaica, Dennis Morrison said the number of arrivals represents a 20 per cent increase over the corresponding period last year, which he attributed to the promotional work of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, the JTB and its other agencies.

Morrison commended the staff of MBJ Airports Limited for the efficiency with which the visitors were processed, noting that the activities “proceeded like clockwork”.

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