JetBlue Airways has begun selling tickets for its new Fort Lauderdale-Providenciales daily service, which the carrier will begin operating on November 19.
The airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $99 (including government taxes and fees) for the new year-round service, which links Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (IATA code FLL) with Providenciales International Airport (PLS), the main gateway airport for the Turks & Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
Introductory fares must be purchased by July 21 (by the earlier of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or local) for flights between November 19 this year and February 9, 2016.
Travel blackout dates under the introductory fares are from November 24 through November 28; December 17 through January 2, 2016; and January 14 and January 16.
The introductory fare quoted is JetBlue’s new ‘BLUE’ non-refundable basic fare in its new three-category fare structure.
For BLUE fares, there is an additional $20 fee for the first checked bag, which checked in by web check-in and kiosk, and a $25 fee when the bag is checked in at a check-in counter. The additional fee for a second checked bag is $35.
According to JetBlue Airways, it is already the largest carrier from the U.S to the Caribbean.
The Turks and Caicos service is one of eight new destinations to which JetBlue has announced service this year from its Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport focus airport, from which JetBlue now offers flights to more than 40 destinations.
“Turks and Caicos offers some of the most picturesque beaches in the Caribbean along with outstanding resorts, restaurants and shopping, making it one of our top destinations for sun and sand vacations,” says Umang Gupta, director Getaways and leisure sales at JetBlue.
JetBlue will operate 100-seat Embraer 190 jets on its Fort Lauderdale-Providenciales route, each Embraer 190 fitted with two-by-two seat rows in which every seat is a window or an aisle seat.