Posted on: 20 July 2016 by Mark Howells
tBetween 21 January and 29 April 2017, JetBlue will offer its premium Mint service on flights from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).tt“We are thrilled to introduce Mint to a fifth Caribbean route, where customers are paying too much for so-called premium service,” explained Dave Clark, VP network planning, JetBlue. “Our customers are quickly discovering Grenada and its world class beaches, attractions, and luxury resorts. Now customers travelling between New York and this Caribbean gem can enjoy the finest service and comfort during their flight.”ttMint flights will take place using an Airbus A321 once-weekly on Saturdays, taking off from JFK at 08:00 to reach GND at 13:45 before the return leg leaves GND at 15:05 to land back in JFK at 19:28.ttPassengers flying with Mint service to Grenada – like those bound for Barbados, Aruba, St. Maarten and St. Lucia – will benefit from a fully flat bed, a 15-inch flat screen with complimentary entertainment options and the option to drink fresh espressos from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a US airline. They will also receive amenity kits by Birchbox.tt“JetBlue has proven to be a very strategic airline partner for Grenada by offering a flight service from New York, our largest visitor source market,” averred Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Grenada’s minister for tourism and civil aviation. “The responses from visitors and the Grenadian Diaspora have been very positive, so much so that the initial twice-weekly flights increased to four flights per week. We are pleased to welcome this premium experience that gives travellers more options.”ttIn addition to seasonal Saturday Mint flights, JetBlue will continue to offer thrice-weekly roundtrip services between the two destinations on its Airbus A320 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.