With a loyal, cohesive team, AJAS will be the best aviation service provider within the region.
With inspirational leadership that values all team members equally, AJAS delivers high-quality service to our customers while accomplishing financial success; and as exemplary corporate citizens within the airports and communities that we serve, we are always mindful of the impact of our operations on the environment.
Safety, Security, Service, Communication, Respect, Leadership.
Our History is based on longevity, stability & over 70 years of experience in the industry.
On Aug 8th 1941, Lascelles DeMercado accepted an appointment to serve as Airport Handling Agents and General Sales Agents for KLM’s first scheduled flight into Jamaica.
In 1964, reacting to changes in IATA regulations, ‘All Jamaica Aviation Services’ was formed specifically to handle airlines at both of Jamaica’s international airports, Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. A few years later that name was changed to AJAS Limited.
During the following years AJAS grew into the largest ground handling company in Jamaica, handling all of the major airlines operating in and out of the island, including Pan Am, Eastern, BOAC, and American Airlines as well as countless charter operators.
On June 26, 2013 AJAS Limited was acquired by Caricom Airlines Services (Holding) Ltd, a company formed to hone the ground handling skills of AJAS and restore the company’s position as the dominant ground handling and cargo handling company in Jamaica.
In November 2013 AJAS Ltd became the first locally owned ground handling company to be ISAGO certified, and in addition the only ground handling company to be certified in Jamaica.
As the premier ground handling company in Jamaica, our staff of over 330 at MBJ and 220 at KIN provide the services required for Passenger, Ramp, Load Control & Flight Operations, Support Services, Security supervision and Cargo & Mail Warehouse. All staff are trained to IATA standard in dangerous goods awareness and acceptance; training is provided by the airlines we handle.
Our ongoing investment in facilities and ground service equipment, quality management and training has resulted in AJAS being recognized as one of the region's top ground handling services. We maintain all of our ground service equipment internally at our maintenance workshops, undertaking every type of repair including engine replacement. Our rigorous preventive maintenance program ensures reliability of service delivery to our clients.
Through excellent teamwork, we provide safe, reliable, efficient and cost effective ramp services. Our highly trained staff has invaluable experience with a wide range of aircraft to ensure total customer satisfaction in all areas of our operations. From the moment an aircraft is marshalled to the gate until it is pushed back at departure, our teams are well equipped to handle both the usual and the extraordinary challenges that come with every flight operation.
To successfully complete ramp service procedures, a variety of ground service equipment is required, and because of their specialized functions well trained operators are employed. We provide multiple sets of wide-body and narrow-body equipment comprising of approximately 350 pieces of GSE equipment from proven and respected manufacturers to service a wide variety of aircraft.
What We've Achieved
We are the first and only locally owned ground handling company with IATA ISAGO certification.
- We handle up to 600 flights from as many as 25 airlines on a monthly basis.
- We handle/process over 15 million Kilograms of cargo annually.
- Our highly trained and informed staff provide safe and on time servicing of aircraft.