Posted on: 22 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
JetBlue Airways has announced plans to introduce a daily roundtrip flight between Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados."Vibrant Caribbean communities like Barbados are critical to our success," noted JetBlue's president and CEO, Robin Hayes. "Barbados is a terrific example of a destination where we have a true partnership with the tourism ministry, the airport, and local hoteliers. We are working together to expand travel options to this incredibly beautiful island, boosting tourism and the local economy. Thanks to the US–Barbados open skies agreement, and so many of the open skies agreements the US has with other nations, JetBlue has been able to continuously add new low-fare services like this one, and that's been a real boon for the travelling public."This move will make FLL the third JetBlue city with non-stop flights to Barbados after New York JFK and Boston Logan. Subject to government approval, the service is set to begin in April 2016, using Airbus A320 aircraft.From 7 November, JetBlue will also launch a new seasonal Saturday service between Boston and Barbados and a seasonal Saturday Mint service between New York and Barbados. A seasonal Saturday Mint service between Boston and Barbados will begin in March 2016.