SOURCE: JetBlue

December 02, 2014 06:00 ET

JetBlue Adds Curacao to America's Largest Caribbean Network

The Airline Offers More Flights to, From and Within the Caribbean Than Any Other Airline

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 02, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today 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, offering customers award-winning service, unlimited brand-name snacks, non-alcoholic drinks and free movies (a), along with the most legroom in coach (b).

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 (APC) machines and 10 Global Entry kiosks designed to expedite travelers through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.

JetBlue's Schedule between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Curaçao:


JFK - CUR                            
CUR - JFK                                        

09:00 a.m. - 2:34 p.m.                                 
3:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.                                   
  

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

(a) On flights 2 hours or more outside the contiguous 48 states (where live satellite TV and radio programming is not available), complimentary JetBlue Features movies are offered.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.

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