JetBlue Airways is planning to serve Providenciales (PLS) in the Turks & Caicos Islands from Presidents Day weekend 2011, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
The carrier intends to launch daily, year-round service to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from February 17 and seasonal, Saturday-only service beginning February 19 from Boston Logan International (BOS). (In subsequent years the airline is planning to operate the seasonal service from November to April.) JetBlue Airways expects its flights to the Turks & Caicos Islands to be available for purchase in October at www.jetblue.com.
“The Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority has commenced the redevelopment of its Gateway Airport, Providenciales,” says John T Smith, CEO of Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority. “JetBlue has impressed us with their success in the region and we are pleased to welcome their popular low fare, high value service to the island. We look forward to continuing the development of a mutually beneficial long term relationship.”
JetBlue’s planned schedule between New York and Providenciales from February 17, 2011 envisages a daily flight departing JFK at 9:10 a.m. and arriving at PLS at 1:00 p.m. local time. In the other direction, the flight would leave PLS at 2:00 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 5:40 p.m.
The airline’s planned schedule between Boston and Providenciales would see a flight departing BOS each Saturday from February 19, 2011 (and between November and April each subsequent year) at 11:00 a.m. and arriving at PLS at 2:45 p.m. local time. On the return trip, the flight would leave PLS at 3:40 p.m. and land at BOS at 7:20 p.m. local time.
Providenciales would be JetBlue’s 64th destination and its 17th destination in the Caribbean. With the addition of the Turks & Caicos Islands, the carrier would serve 40 nonstop destinations from Boston.
JetBlue intends to operate its Providenciales service with 150-seat Airbus A320s. The airline’s A320s offer travelers complimentary seatback televisions including free first-run movies, leather seats and the most legroom in coach (on average) of any U.S. airline and unlimited free snacks.