JetBlue Airways is planning to serve Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, the largest destination in the British Overseas Territory’s archipelago.
Subject to receiving government approval, JetBlue Airways will launch three-times-weekly service between New York JFK and Grand Cayman’s Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) on November 15 and weekly service to GCM from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) on November 17.
JetBlue plans to serve Grand Cayman from New York JFK on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and from Boston Logan on Saturdays.
The carrier expects to begin selling tickets later this month.
Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue’s route network. Earlier this month, JetBlue also announced its intent to serve two other new Caribbean destinations, Cartagena, Colombia from November 2 and Samaná in the Dominican Republic from November 14. It plans to serve both destinations from New York JFK.
“Our Latin America and Caribbean destinations continue to flourish and based on this support that we continue to receive from our customers, we are excited to add the beautiful Cayman Islands to our growing network,” says John Checketts, JetBlue’s director of route planning.
“Whether travellers are seeking relaxation or adventure, attractions like Seven Mile Beach, swimming with stingrays, snorkelling or scuba diving are just a few options to explore in this tropical, aquatic playground,” adds Checketts.
With this new addition, by the end of 2012 JetBlue will serve the following Latin American and Caribbean destinations: Aruba; Nassau in the Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Grand Cayman; Bogota and Cartagena in Colombia; Liberia and San Jose in Costa Rica; La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic; Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica; Cancun.Mexico; Aguadilla, Ponce and San Juan in Puerto Rico; St. Croix; St. Lucia; St. Maarten; St. Thomas; and Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
JetBlue’s planned schedule between New York and Grand Cayman calls for its flight to depart JFK at 7:00 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Thursday, November 15 and land at GCM at 11:00 a.m. local time. In the other direction, JetBlue’s flight is timed to leave GCM at 12:00 noon and reach JFK at 3:50 p.m. local time.
The airline’s proposed schedule between Boston and Grand Cayman calls for its weekly flight to leave BOS each Saturday from November 17 at 10:25 a.m. and get to GCM at 2:35 p.m. local time. In the other direction, JetBlue’s flight is timed to depart GCM at 3:30 p.m. and touch down at BOS at 7:25 p.m. local time.
JetBlue will operate its flights to Grand Cayman from Boston and New York with Airbus A320 jets.
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