Wednesday, December 3, 2014

US/Curaçao: JetBlue Airways Initiates Air Service Between NYC and Curaçao

According to The Latin American Tribune, US budget carrier JetBlue Airways announced on Tuesday (December 2) the launch of twice-weekly direct flights to its latest Caribbean destination, Curaçao.

“We are pleased to add another dot on our Caribbean route map with the only non-stop service to Curaçao from New York City,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s president.

Hayes added in a statement that the “island is a hidden gem that we hope more American travelers will discover.”

COMMENT: As one who visited Curaçao many times during my 22-year career with the US Department of State, I cannot utter enough positive comments about the Netherlands-owned islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, which are among the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.

The twice-weekly service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Curaçao International Airport will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A320.

“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.

JetBlue offers up to 121 daily flights from the United States to the Caribbean.

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