JetBlue to introduce Fort Lauderdale–Barbados service

From 28 April, 2016, JetBlue will operate a once daily round-trip service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).Flights will take off from FLL at 08:00, arriving in BGI at 11:49. The return leg will leave BGI at 12:45, landing back in FLL at 16:50. JetBlue will serve the route with a 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.“Barbados has proven to be one of the most popular destinations in our expanding Caribbean network and we are so pleased to offer JetBlue customers even more ways to get to this great destination,” commented Dave Clark, vice president of network planning, JetBlue. “This route not only reaffirms our commitment to Barbados, but also to our Fort Lauderdale focus city where JetBlue's presence continues to grow with an expanding list of nonstop flights.”This year JetBlue will operate nearly 100 daily flights from FLL to more than 40 destinations. Eight of those destinations were introduced this year, with the carrier planning on launching thee more routes at the beginning of 2016.“The announcement of JetBlue's daily service from Fort Lauderdale into Barbados is extremely exciting and lends us the opportunity to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for Barbados from this region especially amongst golfers,” continued Petra Roach, US director, BTMI. “Fort Lauderdale will now be our third US JetBlue gateway city offering more convenience and flexibility at great value for the US traveller and our very important diaspora community.”

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