JetBlue has relaunched its service between New York City and the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe.
The fast-expanding carrier has resumed flights between New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport and Pointe a Pitre International Airport in Grand-Terre, Guadeloupe.
The restarted service is operating three times each week, with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
It’s a major lift for an island getaway that is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the Caribbean, but one that has suffered from decades from nearly nonexistent airlift from the United States.
That has started to change in recent years, including the launch last year of regularly-scheduled nonstop service from both New York and Miami to Pointe-a-Pitre on Air France.
It has opened up a destination that is remarkably diverse, from the rainforests and rum distilleries of Basse-Terre to the charming maritime hotspot of Les Saintes and the pristine natural beauty of the island of La Desirade.
The island has also started to see new hotel growth, from the relaunched and transformed Club Med La Caravelle in Guadeloupe, the luxe La Toubana resort and the recently-opened Habitation Saint Charles, one of Guadeloupe’s hotspots for rum tourism.
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