Jamaica's four domestic aerodromes are integral components of the air transportation network and facilitate the easy movement of passengers across the island.
The Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston, the largest of the country's four domestic aerodromes, is located on Marcus Garvey Drive, a major highway which links Kingston to the residential community of Portmore. It is also adjacent to the Kingston Free zone, the largest transhipment port in the English-speaking Caribbean.
The aerodrome, which caters mainly to business travellers and offers a variety of small parcel services, provides a vital commercial link between Kingston and Montego Bay. Air Jamaica Express, operates several flights daily to and from the major resort centres - Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio, Tinson Pen also facilitates non-scheduled and private aircraft operations and flight training schools.
The Tinson Pen aerodrome handled approximately 92,091 passengers in 2001.
The range of businesses operating at Tinson Pen provides services which include aircraft maintenance, courier services and pilot training.
Located in St. Margaret's Bay, some 8 km west of Port Antonio, the Ken Jones Aerodrome, serves the many tourist resorts in the Northeast section of Jamaica as well as local travellers. In 2001, approximately 8,546 passengers utilized this facility. The aerodrome has a single runway, and a terminal building which accommodates, a passenger-waiting lounge with seating for 24-30 persons.
Ken Jones, Tinson Pen and the Norman Manley International Airport together comprise the Eastern Airport Region.