Posted on: 30 July 2014 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways is launching a new route from JFK International Airport (JFK) to Curaçao International Airport (CUR) from 2 December.
The service, which will be the only non-stop flight from New York, plans to operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Curaçao will become JetBlue’s 31st Caribbean destination where, along with Latin America, the airline already operate a third of their network.
"We have been working closely with the team at JetBlue to bring this flight to the island and are thrilled it has come to fruition," explained Stanley Palm, Curaçao's Minister of Economic Development. "New York is a top market for the island, and we are confident that the new non-stop service on JetBlue will meet the demand we've seen from the north-east and international travellers alike."
JetBlue’s President Robin Hayes described Curaçao as “a favourite among diving enthusiasts for its healthy coral reefs” and “one of the nicest Caribbean escapes for discerning travellers thanks to its pristine beaches and clear water”. He continued “these natural attractions make the island a natural choice for JetBlue."
The flights will operate with a 150 seat Airbus A320 aircraft.