Posted on: 08 September 2010 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways plans to serve Providenciales (PLS) in the Turks & Caicos Islands from New York JFK and Boston, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
The airline intends to launch daily service from New York JFK on 17 February and seasonal (November-April) Saturday only service beginning 19 February from Boston. The flights are expected to go on sale in October.
"JetBlue is proud to continue our successful expansion in the Caribbean with new service to the Turks & Caicos Islands," remarked Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s vice-president of network planning.
"The Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority has commenced the redevelopment of its Gateway Airport, Providenciales," said John Smith, CEO of Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority. "JetBlue has impressed us with their success in the region and we are pleased to welcome their popular low-fare, high-value service to the island. We look forward to continuing the development of a mutually beneficial long term relationship."
From New York to Providenciales, flights will leave daily at 09:10 and land at 13:00. The return service departs Providenciales at 14:00 and arrives at JFK at 17:40.
The Saturday schedule between Boston and Providenciales sees departures from the former at 11:00, landing at the Turks & Caicos airport at 14:45. The return will take off at 15:40, getting back to Boston at 19:20.
JetBlue intends to operate its Providenciales service with 150-seat Airbus A320s.