Jamaica has welcomed the arrival of the first direct flight from Nigeria, opening up new tourism opportunities for the Caribbean destination.
Onboard, Nigeria minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Jamaica could be “the next big thing” for travellers from the African country.
Around 140 passengers were on board the first flight, which touched down at Sangster International Airport.
“We really expect to see tourism take off in a big way,” said Onyeama, “we believe that Jamaica is the next big thing for us as far as tourism is concerned.”
In turn, Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, lauded the historic arrival of the flight.
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