New York, USA — JetBlue Airways has launched twice-weekly flights to its latest Caribbean destination, Curacao. The airline now offers up to 121 daily flights from the US 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 US to the Caribbean.
“We are pleased to add another dot on our Caribbean route map with the only nonstop service to Curacao 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 Curacao International Airport (CUR) operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays with an Airbus A320.
Customers arriving into JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK from Curacao and all other non-US 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 ten global entry kiosks designed to expedite travelers through the US 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 Curacao’s minister of economic development, Stanley Palm. “Curacao 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.”
“Curacao Airport Partners is very pleased to welcome JetBlue to the network of international airlines serving the Curacao International Airport. JetBlue is an excellent airline, and combined with the exceptional potential of the Northeastern US market, this new service is a powerful combination of forces that can significantly, and positively, benefit Curacao and the Curacao 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 of Curacao Airport Partners.