Posted on: 02 July 2012 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways plans to add Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, to its network with a thrice-weekly service from New York JFK beginning on 2 November, subject to government approval.
Cartagena will be JetBlue’s second destination in Colombia and its third route to the country. Earlier this summer, JetBlue added a daily Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Bogota service to complement its existing daily Orlando to Bogota route. The carrier has offered service to Colombia since 2009.
"Cartagena is a place we’ve long had our eye on," explained John Checketts, director of route planning for JetBlue Airways. "It’s one of the most amazing destinations in the Caribbean, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with unparalleled beauty, and a perfect combination of history, beaches, and culture."
The schedule between New York and Cartagena will see flights depart JFK at 08:25, arriving in Cartagena at 13:10. The return flight will take off from Cartagena at 14:05 and reach New York at 19:30. All times are local and flights, using Airbus A320s, will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.