Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport


Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport

Wynand Meyer | - 11/08/2017
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Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport: Located 20 minutes from the business center of Kingston, the airport is the first choice for business travel to Jamaica. Here’s some important airport information to help you plan your missions.

Norman Manley International Airport
  • Latitude/longitude: N17-56.1 / W076-47.3
  • Elevation:18ft / 5 m         
  • Magnetic Variation: 06W
  • Fuel: Jet A1
  • Time Zone: UTC – 5 hrs
Operational Information 
  • Landing permits are required for charter flights
  • In some cases, a PPR is required for government flights
  • Application must be done through the embassy and MOFA  
  • Caricom APIS is required to and from Jamaica
  • APIS notification must be given 30 minutes prior to arrival
  • If APIS is not met fines may be imposed upon arrival
  • Equipment is available to handle up to 747

Alternative airports: MKJP is one of three AOEs in Jamaica, the others are MKJS and MKBS.

Customs and Immigration 

  • The airport has a small functional GAT terminal located in the cargo area – CIQ will be done here for both crew and passengers
  • Arrival forms for crew and pax are required to be completed but no departure forms required
  • Crew must arrive with five Gendecs with a minimum of two stamped and others can be copies as each department requires its own copy
  • No food items are allowed and Jamaica and all items need to be disposed of
  • All luggage will be screened for departure, including crew
  • A body scanner is also used to check passengers

Catering: Catering is located onsite but the crew is also allowed to bring catering from outside.

For more information on Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport, visit the airport website http://www.nmia.aero/ 

For support with your operations to Jamaica and the Caribbean, contact UAS Americas