JetBlue Airways launched twice-weekly flights to its latest Caribbean destination, Curaçao.
The airline now offers up to 121 daily flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean, of which up to 56 daily flights are nonstop from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), with 26 routes from the two airports to the region. JetBlue offers more routes than any other airline from the U.S. to the Caribbean.
“We are pleased to add another dot on our Caribbean route map with the only nonstop service to Curaçao from New York. This island is a hidden gem that we hope more Americans travelers will discover. With one-third of our network in the Caribbean and Latin America, we will continuously expand to offer our customers the most choices of Caribbean destinations where they can go to relax and enjoy some of the world’s best beaches or go home to visit friends and families,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s President.
The twice-weekly service from JFK to Curaçao International Airport (CUR) operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays with an Airbus A320.
Customers arriving into JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK from Curaçao and all other non-U.S. destinations will now experience the airline’s new state-of-the-art international arrival area that opened last month. It can accommodate up to 1,400 customers per hour and features automated passport control machines and 10 Global Entry kiosks designed to expedite travelers through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection process more timely and efficiently.
“This is an exciting day for our island, and we are thrilled to welcome JetBlue’s new nonstop service today,” said Curaçao’s Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm.
“Curaçao has flourished as one of the Caribbean’s most diverse and authentic islands within the region. As an island, we understand the importance of offering our visitors efficient and accessible flight options, and we are confident that the added service will meet the demand we’ve seen from the tri-state area.”
“Curaçao Airport Partners is very pleased to welcome JetBlue to the network of international airlines serving the Curaçao International Airport. JetBlue is an excellent airline and combined with the exceptional potential of the Northeastern U.S. market, this new service is a powerful combination of forces that can significantly, and positively, benefit Curaçao and the Curaçao tourism product. We will do our part to help JetBlue in making certain that this new service is as successful as possible,” said Ralph J. Blanchard, CEO, Curaçao Airport Partners.