JetBlue Launches New Route

Daniel Fowkes
04 Nov 2023
· Routes 
JetBlue Airbus A320-232 departiung Tampa International

JetBlue, following the reporting of a loss for the third quarter, has completed further expansion of its route network.

St Kitts And Nevis Added To Network

JetBlue says its new service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and St. Kitts and Nevis’s Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) touched down several days ago.

Service to St. Kitts is slated to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. JetBlue will focus on offering its low fares and network being made available on a route with limited competition.

Operating as Flight 2967, the aircraft will depart JFK at 0829 and arrive at SKB at 1414. After some time on the ground, it’ll leave from SKB as Flight 2968 at 1530 before touching down at JFK at 1900.

An Airbus A320 will be utilised to operate the service. JetBlue says it’ll offer fast, free and unlimited broadband Fly-Fi, complimentary name-brand snacks and seatback entertainment.

Comments From Executives

We look forward to continuing to diversify our network, providing our customers exceptional travel experiences to more destinations. This new nonstop route not only introduces our low fares and great service to customers traveling to and from St. Kitts but provides access to all the cities we serve from New York and strengthens our presence in the Caribbean

David Jehn, vice president, network planning and airline partnerships, JetBlue.

We are pleased to announce that today signifies a momentous occasion, as JetBlue embarks on its inaugural flight to St. Kitts. This noteworthy milestone enhances the connectivity of our destination from the United States and underscores our partnership with the esteemed airline, JetBlue. We can’t wait to extend a warm welcome to more U.S. visitors, affording them the opportunity to partake in the exceptional and authentically Caribbean experiences St. Kitts has to offer.

Hon. Marsha T. Henderson, minister of tourism, international transport, civil aviation, urban development, employment, and labour for St. Kitts & Nevis.

About St. Kitts

St. Kitts is the larger of two islands that comprise the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Per Google, as of 2021, St. Kitts and Nevis had a population of 47,606. This is fewer than the 104,332 of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

JetBlue believes that customers boarding the service will be captivated by the natural beauty of the island. Additionally, with preserved architecture and historical sights, it’s the perfect destination to experience traditions and unique heritage.

JetBlue’s Expansion Efforts Continue

As part of this route comments, JetBlue will continue its mission to grow beyond the United States.

The company offers over 39 international destinations in more than two dozen countries. This network JetBlue built for itself has grown significantly over recent years thanks to the delivery of new next-generation aircraft.

Additionally, the company has focused on diversifying and advancing its New York focus city strategy, which has seen vital expansion from the region.

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