Saturday, 2 March 2019

JetBlue starts Guayaquil service from Florida

New York's hometown airline and the number carrier out of Boston, JetBlue have announced the start of new service in Guayaquil, Ecuador!

Yet the first flight to the South American city for the carrier isn't from the north, but the sunny south,  the delightful airport of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The service will operate on a daily basis and becomes JetBlue's sixth destination in South America.

“From museums and restaurants to nearby islands and beaches Guayaquil offers something for nearly every JetBlue traveller,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning, JetBlue. “At the same time, new Guayaquil flights bring our award-winning service and low fares to yet another new Latin American city while also expanding our international footprint and advancing our focus city growth strategy.”

Home to more than two million people, Guayaquil is buzzing with colourful cityscapes, outdoor gardens and zoos. The city is also a convenient gateway to the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. With quick and easy flight access from Guayaquil, travellers can get up close and personal with wildlife while surrounded by unique landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world.

“We welcome JetBlue’s direct flight from the U.S., which is where we draw the greatest number of tourists,” said Gloria Gallardo Zavala, president of the Guayaquil Bureau of Tourism, Civic Promotion and International Relations. “Guayaquil is the gateway to the Galapagos and to Ecuador. Those who visit Guayaquil will experience the hospitality, the warmth, and the joy of our people – all traits that stands out in publications that recommend our city.”

JetBlue has already seen success in Ecuador. The airline first launched once daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Quito in 2016. In response to customer demand, JetBlue will add a second seasonal daily flight to the Quito route this summer. The expanded Quito service, along with the new Guayaquil flights, advance JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. It is one of JetBlue’s fastest-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travellers.

Additionally, JetBlue customers in a variety of cities beyond Fort Lauderdale – including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia and more – will benefit from the new route with convenient connections through JetBlue’s South Florida focus city.

New service between Fort Lauderdale and Guayaquil will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s award-winning service with comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks; free first-run Hollywood movies; and the most legroom in coach.

(Images JetBlue)