JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily non-stop service on November 21 between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Jorge Chávez Lima-Callao International Airport serving Peru’s capital Lima, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
Assuming JetBlue Airways receives the required operating authority, Lima will be JetBlue’s 81st destination and its fourth destination in South America.
Sale fares for U.S.-originating flights to Lima are available until May 3, 2013 at www.jetblue.com/new, from $139 one way from Fort Lauderdale, from $199 one way from the New York metropolitan-area airports, and from $199 one way from Boston, for travel between November 21 and December 19, 2013.
“With Lima, our first destination in Peru and the southernmost destination in the network, we are confident in our penetration of South America,” says Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for JetBlue Airways. “When you look at Lima’s wonderful offerings, including its rich culture, cuisine and great people, we believe both Florida and Lima residents will benefit greatly from the flight, whether visiting friends and relatives, vacationing or on business.”
JetBlue’s schedule between Fort Lauderdale and Lima will see its flight leaving Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (IATA code FLL) at 5:40 p.m. daily from November 21 and reaching Lima’s Jorge Chávez Lima-Callao International Airport (LIM) at 11:30 p.m. Both airports are in the same time zone.
In the other direction, JetBlue’s daily flight will depart LIM at 12:30 a.m. daily from November 22 and arrive at FLL at 6:19 a.m.
JetBlue Airways will operate its Fort Lauderdale-Lima service with Airbus A320 jets.
In addition to using JetBlue’s non-stop service to reach South Florida, Lima customers will be able to connect onwards from Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue to other destinations in the United States and the Caribbean including: Boston; New York (JFK, LaGuardia and White Plains); Newark Liberty International Airport; San Juan in Puerto Rico; and Washington Reagan National Airport.
Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue’s route network. In South America, JetBlue also offers non-stop service between Colombia’s capital Bogota and both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, as well as non-stop service between Colombian coastal city Cartagena and New York JFK.
The airline is also set to begin non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Medellin, Colombia’s second-largest city, in June.