The FINANCIAL — JetBlue Airways on June 11 launched twice-weekly service to its newest destination, Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
The airline now offers up to 152 daily flights from the U.S. to Latin America and the Caribbean, of which up to 61 daily flights are nonstop from New York JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). With 28 routes from the two airports to the region, there are additional routes from a number of other cities, including Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Washington, D.C., according to JetBlue Airways.
“We are thrilled to launch nonstop service between New York and Grenada,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “Grenada is one of the most beautiful and adventurous destinations in the Caribbean, and our new nonstop service makes it much easier to get there. Whether you go for the white sand beaches, world class diving, flagship resorts, or rich history, we know you will want to return again and again.”
Grenada marks JetBlue’s 90th destination. The twice-weekly service from JFK to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) operates on Thursdays and Sundays with its spacious Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the most legroom in coach*, free first-run movies on flights to/from Grenada, and unlimited snacks and soft drinks.
“The Government and People of Grenada are truly happy to be welcoming JetBlue’s flight service from New York,” said the Honourable Yolande Bain-Horsford, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Grenada. “This flight reaches to our diaspora and potential visitors wishing to experience an unspoiled destination. We look forward to the longevity of this partnership that will benefit our tourism sector.”
JetBlue continues to grow its footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline recently announced plans to serve Antigua, Mexico City and Quito, and to offer its successful Mint experience from New York to Aruba and Barbados on Saturdays between November 7, 2015 and April 30, 2016, and daily between December 19, 2015 and January 4, 2016.