New York-based JetBlue has announced that it will be expanding its Latin America and Caribbean profile by commencing daily service to Guyana next year.
The non-stop service from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana’s capital, will be operated with JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
At just over five hours flight time from New York, Guyana has increased its image of an up and coming tourist destination. Additionally, New York is home to the largest Guyanese community in the U.S.
“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 of Route Planning for JetBlue.
Guyana will become JetBlue’s fourth South American country that it flies to, adding to the list of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
“We are extremely excited to welcome JetBlue’s new non-stop services from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana. 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,” said Brian Mullis, Director of Guyana’s Tourism Authority in a press release.
JetBlue’s A321neo has assisted greatly with JetBlue’s route expansions, mainly due to the aircraft’s increased range and fuel efficiency.
The A321neo also features the Collins Meridian seat, which is the widest seat for any single-aisle Airbus aircraft and seatback entertainment at every seat on-board.
Currently, only one other U.S. carrier flies to Georgetown. American Airlines offers daily service to Georgetown from New York-JFK and four times weekly service from Miami using its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights will commence April 2, 2020 but seats are available for purchase starting today.
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