Posted on: 25 February 2016 by Mark Howells
JetBlue has started service to its newest destination Quito, Ecuador, becoming the only airline to operate daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).
“Quito is one of the fastest growing destinations in Latin America and a world-class tourism destination. We are thrilled to bring our award-winning service and low fares to this underserved market,” declared Dave Clark, vice-president network planning at JetBlue. “It also furthers our growth in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood where JetBlue will soon offer more than 100 daily flights to destinations across our network. Whether travellers are coming from South Florida, the northeast or the west coast, it’s never been easier to visit Ecuador’s historic capital city.”
"The addition of JetBlue to the roster of airlines at the Quito Airport is a sign of the growing importance of Quito as a premier tourism destination on a regional scale,” said Andrew O'Brian, president and CEO of Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Quito International Airport. “It is also testament to the operational advantages that Quito Airport offers to airlines including high safety standards, state-of-the-art technology and excellent customer service. The arrival of JetBlue will have a positive impact on the development of tourism from and to the United States and it will offer Ecuadorian passengers greater connectivity from Fort Lauderdale.”
Flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, using Airbus A320s, depart at 19:00 and land in Quito at 22:34. The return flight takes off at 23:59 on the same day and lands at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood the following at 05:17.