Montego Bay Airport Porters, Baggage Handling, Curveside check in

About Us

The Montego Bay Airport Red Cap Porters Association Limited was formed in 1967, under thee direction of John Pringle and Colonel R. T. Michelin. Both gentlemen, now deceased, established the service starting with 15 members, most of who came from a military background. These 15 selected men went to Kingston for training at the police academy in Twickenham Park, where they did drills and educational training to ensure that they were mentally and physically fit for this strenuous job.


The Montego Bay Airport Red Cap Porters Association currently has a contingent of seventy-seven (77) active members and seven (7) additional staff that is employed to the service as a secretary and trolley attendants. The service plays a very vital role in Jamaica’s tourist industry, as they are often classified as unofficial ambassadors of Jamaica. This is so because they are among the first and last persons that the visitors to the island have to interact with. They are the first source of information to the visitors, where they provide insight into the history and development of modern tourism in Jamaica, while transporting their luggage to a tour bus or to a specific location in the arrivals and departure areas.

It is therefore fitting to say that, “it is through the red cap porter service that the visitors find their first real expression on the Jamaican people.

The Red Cap Porters are always ready to assist in the transporting of luggage for travellers, both arriving and departing passengers from the Arrival Hall to the Curbside of the Airport.  For departing passengers, we take your bags from your transportation to your Airline Check in area. The porters are not salaried staff, but they are paid solely by tips that they receive from the passengers after they carry their bags. 

We look forward to serving you. Call us today:  876-952-5300.