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Airports in Kingston

Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)


A busy Caribbean hub and main gateway to the beaches and resorts of Jamaica, Norman Manley Kingston International Airport serves the capital city of Kingston. Formerly known as Palisadoes Airport, the facility was renamed in honour of a Jamaican statesman who fought for universal suffrage.

The airport, which currently serves about two million passengers each year, is in the midst of a huge renovation and expansion project that started in 2004 and will finish in 2022. The constant construction does give the airport a feeling of chaos, however the facilities in the departures area are spacious and modern, with a nice variety of shops and restaurants. The only delays tend to come from the notoriously strict immigration counters, which often have long queues.


The airport is located 11 miles (18km) south east of Kingston.

Getting to the city

There's a good, extensive government-run public bus network across Kingston, with three major stations in town - the Downtown Transport Center, the ultra-modern Half-Way Tree Transport Center, or Cross Roads. You can catch buses across Kingston and Jamaica in general.


GMT -5


Tel: +1 876 924 8452.

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Kingston International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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