JetBlue today announced it is again expanding its Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO).
Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the United States (U.S.) starting today.
“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travelers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning. “Just as we’ve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, we’re introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”
Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, was quoted in a Business Wire release saying, “The Government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana…The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination. This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil and gas.”
“We are extremely excited to welcome JetBlue’s new non-stop services from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana,” said Brian T. Mullis, Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority.
“2019 has been quite a year – winning five international awards, increased route options to Europe, new community-led and owned tourism product development, increased stakeholder collaboration, growing demand in our target markets and now JetBlue improving connectivity with one of our core markets – North America.”
Guyana becomes the fourth country in South America that JetBlue serves.