Kingston Norman Manley (KIN) Airport
Kingston Norman Manley KIN Airport Overview
NOTE: The Government of Jamaica, current owner of NMIA, is in the process of divesting the airport's operation 'by 2015' in a public partnership, but continues in ownership.
With one runway and an estimated 1.4 million passengers annually, Norman Manley International is served by domestic & international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe - as well as by charters.
NOTE: Since 2004, Airport facilities have been under continuous redevelopment, done in phases - the final phase of which commenced in 2013 with further improvements & maintenance work at Terminal, landside, airfield & support areas. In Novembeer 216 a new Air Traffic Control Tower opened. It is expected that by 2022 there will be a virtual reconstruction of the entire airport.
International Arrivals at NMIA are to submit their completed immigration form (including sections A, B & C), present their valid passport and their return ticket. NOTE: International arrivals may now use one of the ABC (automated passport control) kiosks for self-service immigration border clearance. The kiosks use biometric checks for quick & secure processing. Upon clearance a receipt is issued and passenger may exit the customs hall.
NOTE: Automated Border Control kiosks have been installed in both Jamaican airports. These self-service kiosks speed up the immigration process considerably, and - unlike at other countries, this service is available to all passengers arriving in Jamaica.
The passenger terminal at Norman Manley International with nine passenger loading bridges, 13 airline gates & 2 remote stands has completed its first phase of 'Expansion & Development Program' - which included a new concourse, a Departure Hall with concessions; increased check-in common-user system, self-service check-in kiosks, expanded outbound immigration & security sceening; a two-level passenger pier for separate arriving & departing passengers; a new departure lounge on the upper level with added concessions; boarding bridges; upgraded Arrrivals area; and a new ground transportation hall. Phase 2 started in 2013, adding further improvements.
Amenities & Services inside the passenger terminal include:
'EZ Check-In' self-service machines in the ticketing area are now available - note however that baggage needs to be checked in at the airline counter. Other amenities/services include: Customer Service Information desk (tel. (876)-924-8546, or 1-888-247-7678); internet through HotSpot (Departure lounge); dual-currency ATM machines, foreign currency exchange (tel. 876-924-8139); hotel & tour operator desks in the new Ground Transportation Hall, outside the Customs arrival area; Lost & Found (tel. 876-924-8452, ext. 2063); postal agency, conference facilities, and a good number of food & drink and retail concessions.
Airline Lounges: Air Jamaica, American Airlines & British Airways (for departing business-class members, at Mezzanine, Departures area); and the Club Kingston VIP Lounge (tel. 876-619-1565 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) has been voted number 1 out of 700 lounges.
Parking at Norman Manley International is available across from the passenger terminal.
Transportation: To get from Norman Manley Airport to your destination you can rent a car in the Ground Transportation Hall, or use one of the many hotel- and door-to-door shuttle services listed there.