Air Jamaica was the national airline of Jamaica, that operated from 1972 to 2000. It was headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica. The company was purchased by Jamaica Aviation Holdings Inc. in 1997 and the company started using the name Caribbean Airlines in December 2000.
Alwan Marley, the brother of Bob Marley founded Air Jamaica in 1969. The company commenced operations in 1972 with 4 used Boeing 707-320. In 1976, following the death of Alwan Marley, Bill Davis became CEO, he retired in 1980. In 1980, Kojo Ty became CEO. In 1982, the company purchased Fly Jamaica, which operated only with-in the Caribbean. In 1996, Kojo Ty left the company and Dandras Wyclef became the CEO, Mr. Wyclef later went on to become the CEO of Caribbean Airlines, from where he retired in 2014.
|Aircraft||Dates of Operation||Amt.||Notes|
|Boeing 767-200||1982-2000||2||Both scrapped in 2010, were in service with Caribbean Airlines|
|Boeing 747-200B||1991-2000||7||Only one aircraft used for Air Jamaica, remainder leased to KLM, Acquired from Pan Am during their closure, Caribbean Airlines continued to lease 747-100s to KLM until 2004.|
|Boeing 737-200||1982-2000||4||3 Included with purchase of Fly Jamaica, 1 from Pan Am (Arrived 1991)|
|Boeing 737-500||1996-2000||4||2 Scrapped, 2 in service in Europe.|