Posted on: 05 May 2015 by Mark Howells
Subject to government approval, JetBlue Airways is to serve Antigua's V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) three times weekly from New York JFK from 5 November.
Additionally, the airline will add a seasonal weekly service from Boston Logan (BOS) to Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) from 7 November. Both new services will be operated with 150-seat Airbus A320s.
The Boston–Barbados flight is the fifth new seasonal service to the Caribbean and Latin America launched from Boston in the last year following Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR); Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP; Saint Lucia (UVF); and Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP). The route will complement JetBlue's existing daily service from New York JFK, which was launched in 2009.
“We offer customers more flights to the Caribbean than any other airline, and the beautiful destination of Antigua will be a great addition to our network for those wanting to discover something new. A gorgeous Caribbean island, Antigua offers beaches, history and romance, along with world-class resorts like Sandals Grande Antigua," commented Dave Clark, VP network planning, JetBlue. "Barbados has proven to be a favourite for our New York customers, and we're happy to provide Bostonians the chance to experience the beauty and culture of Barbados."