JetBlue’s Newest Caribbean Destination
Above: Curacao (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
JetBlue has launched service to its newest Caribbean destination: the Dutch island of Curaçao.
The carrier officially began flights this week from New York City to Curaçao, meaning the carrier now operates 121 daily flights from US to the Caribbean.
JetBlue will be flying the route two days a week (Tuesday and Saturday) on an Airbus A320.
“We are pleased to add another dot on our Caribbean route map with the only nonstop service to Curacao from New York,” said JetBlue President Robin Hayes. “This island is a hidden gem that we hope more Americans travelers will discover. With one third of our network in the Caribbean and Latin America, we will continuously expand to offer our customers the most choices of Caribbean destinations where they can go to relax and enjoy some of the world’s best beaches, or go home to visit friends and families.”
In a statement, Curaçao’s Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm, said the island was “thrilled” to welcome the new service.
“As an island, we understand the importance of offering our visitors efficient and accessible flight options, and we are confident that the added service will meet the demand we’ve seen from the tri-state area,” he said.
The flights will depart New York’s John F Kennedy Airport at 9:00 AM and arrive at 2:34 PM, with a return flight from Curaçao at 3:45 PM.