Air Jamaica is probably one of the best known air transports to and from the island.
It began its service April 1969. Their were nonstop flights from Kingston and Montego Bay to New York and Miami. At that time, the airline was owned by the Government of Jamaica, with a minority interest held by Air Canada, which provided the equipment, technology, training, pilots and some top management. Through a "buy-back" agreement, the Jamaican government acquired the airline by the end of the following decade.
I remember leaving New York in the 70's and hearing the familar "WELCOME TO JAMAICA"from the stewardess and other airline personnel. It was however the hot, Jamaican cuisine on the flight that kept me coming back to Air Jamaica.