By the Caribbean Journal staff
JetBlue has announced an expansion of its Mint premium cabin service across the Caribbean.
JetBlue will be adding Mint to nonstop flights between Boston and Saint Lucia later this year, along with adding Mint service to its flights from New York to Costa Rica.
Mint service, which first launched in 2014, includes expanded seats with 10-inch TV screens with free entertainment, power outlets; a self-serve station with free snacks, sodas and water; free Fly-Fi and perks like a free signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole; fresh espresso from the carrier’s purpose-built capuccino machine, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper and dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers.
“Adding Mint between these cities means travelers on these routes can finally enjoy a first-class flying experience,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning, JetBlue. “When Mint first launched more than four years ago, we knew we had created an unmatchable premium experience, but we could have never imagined Mint would be landing in well over a dozen destinations in such a short time.”
Liberia becomes the first Mint city in Latin America, meaning the only regularly scheduled flights to Liberia with lie-flat premium seats.
JetBlue is also planning to resume its Saturday Mint flights from New York-John F. Kennedy to St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport in February 2019.
The carrier will additionally be launching Saturday Mint flights from Boston to St Maarten, also in February 2019.
The expansion is part of what JetBlue called a “broader commitment to the Caribbean destination as it increases capacity in the market.”
JetBlue also offers Mint service on select flights to Barbados, Grenada and Saint Lucia, among others.