New flights hit the market
By the Caribbean Journal staff
JetBlue has officially begun selling its new flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport.
JetBlue will be launching the service April 28, 2016.
The route was first announced at the recent CTO State of the Industry event in Curacao.
“Barbados has proven to be one of the most popular destinations in our expanding Caribbean network and we are so pleased to offer JetBlue customers even more ways to get to this great destination,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “This route not only reaffirms our commitment to Barbados, but also to our Fort Lauderdale focus city where JetBlue’s presence continues to grow with an expanding list of nonstop flights.”
JetBlue has been serving Barbados since 2009, originally launching with flights from New York’s JFK Airport.
The carrier recently announced the addition of Mint service on its New York-Barbados flights.
“The announcement of JetBlue’s daily service from Fort Lauderdale into Barbados is extremely exciting and lends us the opportunity to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for Barbados from this region especially amongst golfers,” said Petra Roach, U.S. Director BTMI. “Fort Lauderdale will now be our third U.S. JetBlue gateway city offering more convenience and flexibility at great value for the U.S. traveler and our very important diaspora community.”