December 05, 2013 09:14 ET

JetBlue Adds Haiti to Its Route Network

Service to Port-au-Prince Launches Today From Both New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 05, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) continues to expand into Latin America and the Caribbean as the airline today launches three daily flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) will be served once daily from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and twice daily from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

"We see great opportunities with our new service to Port-au-Prince. We look forward to bringing competitive fares along with our award-winning service to Haiti," said Dave Barger, JetBlue's president and CEO. "With one-third of our network serving the Caribbean and Latin America, we are very pleased to add this important destination to our network."

Port-au-Prince is JetBlue's 82nd destination and its 24th destination internationally.

"On behalf of both the Haitian Government and the Haitian community in the U.S., I would like to welcome JetBlue to Haiti. Having worked closely with the airline to create and execute this opportunity, we hope that this is the beginning of a great and fruitful cooperation, and we wish JetBlue all the success with these new routes," said Charles A. Forbin, Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in New York.

"JetBlue's new service to Port-au-Prince demonstrates their commitment to our community and the growing Haitian population. We are honored to have the support of JetBlue as the airport continues its growth to meet the demand of the traveling public," said Kent G. George, Director of Aviation, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.

JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Port-au-Prince (PAP) effective December 5, 2013:

Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
6:30 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. 9:25 a.m. - 11:34 a.m.
12:40 p.m. - 2:38 p.m. 3:34 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

JetBlue's schedule between New York (JFK) and Port-au-Prince (PAP) effective December 5, 2013:

Depart - Arrive Depart - Arrive
6:30 a.m. - 10:13 a.m. 11:10 a.m. - 3:07 p.m.

JetBlue's flights to Port-au-Prince will offer the airline's award-winning service featuring convenient, assigned seating; a first-checked bag free (a); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and non-alcoholic/soft drinks; comfy seats; free first-run movies on seatback televisions (b); and more legroom than any other U.S. carrier in coach (c). 

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is a leading carrier in Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries 30 million customers a year to 82 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 750 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 193 aircraft, comprising 130 Airbus A320s, 3 A321s and 60 Embraer 190s. Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich.; and Savannah, Ga.; as well as Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; both subject to receipt of government operating authority. For more information please visit

(a) Free first bag subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for   itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines. 

(b) On flights outside the contiguous 48 states where live satellite TV and radio   programming is not available, complimentary movies are offered. 

(c) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines. 

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