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JetBlue to bring even more great service and everyday low fares to customers in “La Isla del Encanto” with new routes taking off this October

JetBlue announced significant network enhancements that reaffirm its position as the largest carrier in Puerto Rico. This expansion includes the addition of six new destinations from San Juan – one of JetBlue’s most successful focus cities – enhancing connectivity and offering more choices to customers. In a groundbreaking move for the island, JetBlue is also introducing its popular Mint experience – JetBlue’s take on premium travel – for the first time in Puerto Rico. Starting in July, JetBlue will begin offering Mint on a daily flight between San Juan and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) complete with lie-flat seats and an elevated dining experience.

“JetBlue has been a proud part of the Puerto Rican community for over twenty years, and we’re excited to deepen our roots with this expansion,” said Marty St. George, president, JetBlue. “Our decades-long history with this vibrant community drives our enthusiasm to not only increase our service but also to strengthen our relationships and presence in the region. We are excited to continue growing alongside the Puerto Rican community, ensuring that JetBlue remains a key partner in connecting the people of Puerto Rico.”

“It’s official JetBlue is landing in the Hudson Valley with brand new service to Puerto Rico. For years I have fought to increase service for the Westchester County Airport, and this new route will help provide easy connections for tourists and for families who have loved ones on the island and help provide a key destination for new business to help our local economy soar,” said Senator Charles Schumer of New York. “The federal funds I have worked hard to deliver are helping the Westchester County Airport reach new heights and today’s news of more routes being added show the sky is the limit for new low-cost flying options in New York.”

“We are pleased to welcome JetBlue’s expansion, with the addition of new routes to and from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and six popular travel destinations within the U.S. East Coast and Latin America,” said Puerto Rico Governor Pedro R. Pierlusi. “This announcement highlights the airline’s commitment to our market and directly validates and supports our administration’s vision and plans to continue enhancing the growth of our tourism industry in Puerto Rico.”

The following new destinations will be served with nonstop service to/from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU):

To/From San Juan (SJU):

Frequency:

Begins:

Providence, RI (PVD)

1x daily

10/27/2024

Westchester County, NY (HPN)

1x daily

10/27/2024

Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI) 1

1x daily

10/28/2024

Medellín, Colombia (MDE) 1

4x weekly

10/29/2024

Cancún, Mexico (CUN) 1

3x weekly

10/28/2024

St. Croix, USVI (STX)

1x daily

12/12/2024

Since becoming a part of the community in Puerto Rico in 2002, the airline’s much-loved low fares and customer experience quickly positioned JetBlue as a preferred carrier on the island. JetBlue today employs more than 370 crewmembers across Puerto Rico – and growing. JetBlue also provides service from Aguadilla and Ponce, and with the announced expansion in San Juan, it will operate flights to 18 different destinations from the three airports it serves on the island. With additional connections through other JetBlue cities, the airline will average 40 departures per day from San Juan this upcoming winter, more than any other airline.

More Mint to more places including Phoenix and Vancouver

Building on the popularity of JetBlue’s Mint experience, the airline is thrilled to announce the expansion of its premium travel experience to additional destinations, including Phoenix and Vancouver. This winter, every flight heading to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) will feature Mint, offering nonstop comfort and excellent cuisine from JetBlue’s East Coast focus cities – New York, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale.

JetBlue is not only adding Mint but doubling service from New York and Boston to Phoenix and reintroducing service from Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix. Additionally, JetBlue will introduce Mint to the Canadian market on JetBlue’s daily flight between New York and Vancouver, British Columbia, elevating the travel experience on these routes to new heights. JetBlue will also add Mint service between Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas.

“Our customers repeatedly share their love for our award-winning Mint experience, which is why we’re excited to expand this unique, premium service to even more destinations,” said St. George. “The JetBlue Mint experience is designed with customer-first, residential touches that seamlessly bring the comforts of home to the sky including fully lie-flat seats, restaurant-quality dining and thoughtful amenities. We are confident that customers in Phoenix, Vancouver, and San Juan will appreciate this elevated service and the expanded travel possibilities that come with it.”

JetBlue is now offering Mint on the following routes:

JetBlue focus city

To/from:

Frequency:

Mint service begins:

New York (JFK)

San Juan (SJU)

1x daily

7/22/2024

New York (JFK)

Vancouver (YVR)

1x daily

7/21/2024

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

Las Vegas (LAS)

2x daily, winter seasonal

10/27/2024

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

Phoenix (PHX)

1x daily, winter seasonal

10/25/2024

Boston (BOS)

Phoenix (PHX)

2x daily, winter seasonal

10/27/2024

New York (JFK)

Phoenix (PHX)

2x daily, winter seasonal

10/27/2024

Adding three Caribbean destinations

JetBlue has long been a leader in the Caribbean and Latin America, where it operates one-third of its network. JetBlue is set to enhance that position with the addition of three new Caribbean destinations.

This fall, JetBlue will launch flights from New York’s JFK to the pristine beauty of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with service to Argyle International Airport (SVD), and the tranquil shores in Bonaire with flights to Flamingo International Airport (BON)1. These additions are part of JetBlue’s strategy to expand its reach by adding markets with limited competition but high demand. These routes, which will go on sale later this month, establish JetBlue as the only U.S. airline offering direct connections from New York’s JFK to these captivating destinations.

In addition to these new offerings, JetBlue is also resuming daily service to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in St. Croix with flights from San Juan, further facilitating seamless travel within the Caribbean and easy connections from the US mainland. JetBlue previously served St. Croix from 2011 to 2019.

The following new service will begin this fall:

JetBlue focus city

To/from:

Frequency:

Begins:

San Juan (SJU)

St. Croix (STX)

1x daily

12/12/2024

New York (JFK)

St. Vincent (SVD)

To be announced

To be announced

New York (JFK)

Bonaire (BON)

To be announced

To be announced

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