JetBlue is adding a new route to Mexico next year, with the launch of its first-ever flights from New York to Puerto Vallarta.
The New York City-based carrier will begin operating the nonstop service in the first quarter of 2022, it announced in a statement.
The launch comes as part of JetBlue’s “Northeast Alliance” with American Airlines, the company said.
“With the Northeast Alliance, we are finally able to give our customers in New York and Boston what they’ve been asking for years – more JetBlue service and more JetBlue low fares,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “By connecting with American’s large customer base and international network, we can add new markets that we have been eying for many years. The alliance quite literally gives us room to grow as we get greater access to airports that we’ve been locked out of for years.”
The flights will operate from New York’s John. F Kennedy International Airport, a significant boost for one of Mexico’s fastest-growing tourism destinations.
“We are delighted to have been selected as a JetBlue city for 2022,” said Luis Villaseñor, Director General for Puerto Vallarta Tourism. “The New York metropolitan area is an incredibly important source market and JetBlue’s decision to launch a route from JFK International to Puerto Vallarta recognizes the destination’s continued appeal among U.S. travelers while providing an opportunity to welcome first-time visitors in the New Year.”