Thursday, 12 September 2019

JetBlue to launch flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport

The hometown airline of New York, JetBlue has confirmed it will start flights between its home base of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport from 2nd April next year, thanks to the superb range of its new A321neo aircraft.

“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” said Andrea Lusso, director route planning. “Just as we’ve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, we’re introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”

“The Government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” said, Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure, the Honourable David Patterson. “The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination. This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil and gas.”



With pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south, Guyana has emerged as a playground for adventurists and modern-day explorers. Plus it is just five hours from New York by air, so the new JetBlue route will make the paradise so much closer as well as connecting New York’s Guyanese American community – the largest in the U.S. – with Guyana’s capital city, making the connections between friends and family easier and closer than ever.

“We are extremely excited to welcome JetBlue's new non-stop services from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana," said Brian T. Mullis, Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority. "2019 has been quite a year – winning five international awards, increased route options to Europe, new community-led and owned tourism product development, increased stakeholder collaboration, growing demand in our target markets and now JetBlue improving connectivity with one of our core markets – North America."

Guyana becomes the fourth country in South America JetBlue serves and grows the airline’s presence in Latin America and the Caribbean where it is a leading carrier serving nearly 40 destinations. The new nonstop flight between New York City and Georgetown will be made possible by the A321neo’s extended range and fuel efficiency.

The airline has also recently announced the newest round of grants from the JetBlue Foundation, the first airline foundation focused solely on supporting aviation and STEM education. This year, the JetBlue Foundation is fueling 13 programs with nearly $250,000 in grants to benefit their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aviation initiatives. This round of grants will support education programs focused on mentorship and technical education training, with the goal of adding more diversity within STEM and the aviation industry.  More details can be found here. 





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