Posted on: 03 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
JetBlue Airways has begun operating flights between New York JFK and Curaçao (CUR) on Tuesdays and Saturdays using an Airbus A320 aircraft.
"We are pleased to add another dot on our Caribbean route map with the only nonstop service to Curaçao from New York. This island is a hidden gem that we hope more American travellers will discover,” remarked Robin Hayes, president of JetBlue. “With one third of our network in the Caribbean and Latin America, we will continuously expand to offer our customers the most choices of Caribbean destinations where they can go to relax and enjoy some of the world's best beaches, or go home to visit friends and families.”
Ralph Blanchard, CEO, Curaçao Airport Partners, added, “JetBlue is an excellent airline, and combined with the exceptional potential of the North-eastern US market, this new service is a powerful combination of forces that can significantly, and positively, benefit Curaçao and the Curaçao tourism product.”
JetBlue now offers 121 daily flights from the US to the Caribbean. Up to 56 daily flights are nonstop from JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on 26 routes in total. The airline claims this is more than any of its competitors.