Air Jamaica's 6Y-JMG in Shannon
Since Air Jamaica ceased its scheduled services from Kingston to London Heathrow, the only opportunity to see the carrier’s aircraft on this side of the pond is when aircraft visit on maintenance flights. On May 1 2010 the airline was officially acquired by Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean Airlines and the fleet size reduced to just 6 aircraft – one Airbus A319, four Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321.
On Tuesday last, June 15, Air Jamaica’s Airbus A320-214 registered 6Y-JMG (msn 1390) arrived in Shannon for a check with Shannon Aerospace. The aircraft, built in 2000 is no stranger to Ireland since it was operated by the ill fated Irish carrier Eirjet between June and November 2005 as EI-DKG. Following the demise of Eirjet, EI-DKG which had been operated in Air Jamaica colours but with Eirjet titles was restored to the Jamaican register. Pictured above, 6Y-JMG is seen on finals to R24 in Shannon at the end of its ferry flight from New York’s JFK airport.