JetBlue is expanding in the Caribbean Basin again.
The New York City-based carrier has announced plans to launch its first-ever service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guatemala City.
The new flights will operate daily beginning June 1, according to the company.
“With new destinations on tap for 2020, more flights in our best performing markets and tactical adjustments to maximize the success of our fleet and network, we enter a new decade from a strong position that sets us up for success in the years ahead,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning for JetBlue. “We continue to identify opportunities to strengthen our focus cities and allocate flying so we can offer better schedules and high-demand destinations for our customers.”
JetBlue said it expected its customers to be a mix of leisure travelers and customers traveling to visit friends and relatives in the Central American capital.
The new service is also a new gateway for travelers looking to reach Guatemala’s magical colonial city of Antigua, long one of the wider region’s most charming places to visit.
Antigua is just a short drive outside of Guatemala City.