Kingston Norman Manley International Airport KIN,
simply referred to as NMIA, is Jamaica's primary Airport. NMIA is less than 20 minutes from Kingston's city center, located on the Palisadoes peninsula in outer Kingston Harbour, facing the capital city of Kingston, on one side and the Caribbean See on the other. For information you can use the toll-free number 1-888-247-7678 at Jamaica or 876-924-8452-6 from outside.
'NMIA Airports Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airorts Authority of Jamaica AAJ) is NMIA's operator. However, as of February 2017, a public-private partnership is to be signed by last quarter 2017.
With one runway and 1.6 million passengers in 2016, 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: Between 2004 & 2014, Airport facilities have been under continuous redevelopment. In November 2016 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 added further improvements.
Amenities & Services
inside the passenger terminal include: a 10,000 sq.meter, three-level Departures Concourse offering extensive facilities and services - including a good selection of food & drink, retail concessions & entertainment. 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.
NOTE: While considerable renovations at the Arrivals area may have already be completed, a Ground Transportation Hall and expanded Immigration Hall are still to come.
'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.
- 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: email@example.com) 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.