JetBlue Airways is resuming its only nonstop service to the French Caribbean Nov. 5, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.
The New York City-based carrier is restarting flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
Beginning Nov. 5, JetBlue will operate three flights each week, with service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
“”We are thrilled about the return of Jetblue in November, these are excellent news for the destination and for Americans who are eager to discover or to return to our French Caribbean archipelago for a unique experience,” said Sonia Taillepierre, president of the Guadeloupe Tourist Board.
The relaunch comes as Guadeloupe recently lifted all of its pandemic health restrictions for travelers.
That means visitors don’t have to show proof of vaccination or testing in order to enter the archipelago.
Guadeloupe is also gearing up for the return of the Accor Group to the destination; Accor had long operated an MGallery hotel at the Auberge de la Vieille Tour resort, before removing the brand before the pandemic.
Now, Accor’s Pullman brand is set to open next year with the Royal Key resort.
Guadeloupe has long been off the radar of American travelers, with its stopover arrivals dominated by visits from mainland france.
Now, Guadeloupe hopes to change that trend, highlighting the destination’s outstanding cuisine, stunning natural beauty, shimmering beaches and one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant rum-making scenes.
That extends across the Guadeloupe archipelago, from the rich volcanic soil of Basse-Terre to the charming maritime vibe of Les Saintes to the pristine environment of La Desirade.
“This is a highly anticipated season for all our partners,” said The future of travel is very promising as all health restrictions have been lifted. We are ready to welcome Americans.”