SOURCE: JetBlue

February 24, 2014 07:30 ET

JetBlue Increases Its Caribbean Presence, Adds Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Its Growing Network

Nonstop Flight Between New York and Port of Spain Launches Today, Fares Starting From $169 One Way for Travel March 13 - June 12, 2014 (a)

Fort Lauderdale to Port of Spain Service Coming on May 1

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 24, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today added a once daily nonstop service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. On May 1, additional nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale will commence, increasing JetBlue's offering to two daily flights between the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago. To celebrate the airline's newest route, flights from New York to Port of Spain are on sale from $169 one way (a) for travel between March 13 and June 12, 2014 (blackout dates April 9, 2014 through April 29, 2014). Tickets must be booked by March 3, 2014.

"We are excited to continuously expand our network in the Caribbean. We now offer nonstop service to 25 destinations in the region with up to 200 daily flights to, from and within the Caribbean. We are pleased to provide customers with JetBlue's award-winning service, while also lowering fares to Trinidad and Tobago," said JetBlue President Robin Hayes. "With a large diaspora in New York City and South Florida, our new service will connect Trinidadians to family and friends in the U.S. This new route will also provide convenient service for those traveling for pleasure."

"We are pleased to welcome Jet Blue and its award-winning service to Trinidad and Tobago, as it will provide additional travel options to both the business community as well as the leisure traveller to and from the U.S," said Stephen Cadiz, Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Transportation.

Port of Spain is the 84th city in JetBlue's route network. The nonstop service to Port of Spain from Fort Lauderdale starts on May 1, the same day the airline will also launch Fort Lauderdale - Montego Bay, Jamaica; Fort Lauderdale - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Newark - Santiago, Dominican Republic (b).

JetBlue's schedule between New York City (JFK) and Port of Spain (POS), effective February 24, 2014:

JFK to POS:   POS to JFK:
Depart - Arrive   Depart - Arrive
7:30 a.m. - 1:29 p.m.   2:40 p.m. - 7:12 p.m. (c)

JetBlue's schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Port of Spain (POS), effective May 1, 2014:

FLL to POS:   POS to FLL:
Depart - Arrive   Depart - Arrive
7:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.   11:46 a.m. - 3:54 p.m.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is a leading carrier in New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries 30 million customers a year to 84 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 800 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich. (March 10, 2014). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

(a) Fare Restrictions

Fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by March 3, 2014 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from New York City, NY (JFK) to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS), between March 13, 2014 through June12, 2014 (blackout dates April 9, 2014 through April 29, 2014). 7-day advance purchase required. Fare will be higher for flights from POS due to higher government taxes/fees. Fare is subject to availability; may not be available on all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines apply), and passengers are limited to two items of checked baggage. Additional fees apply to the second piece of checked baggage, and oversized/overweight/extra baggage is not permitted on flights to/from Trinidad and Tobago. Other fees for products/services sold separately. Other rules and restrictions apply to carry-on baggage. To view baggage fees and other optional services and fees, click here. $25 fee per person applies to fares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at an airport or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited); $150 change/cancel fee per person will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other restrictions apply.

(b) Flights between EWR and STI are subject to receipt of government operating authority.

(c) On 24 February 2014 only, the northbound flight departs POS at 3:59 p.m.

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