JetBlue Airways is planning to launch service between New York and the Caribbean island nation of Grenada.
Subject to receipt of government operating authority, JetBlue Airways will launch twice-weekly non-stop service between New York JFK (IATA code JFK) and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) on June 11.
JetBlue Airways would operate its New York-Grenada service on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will be available for booking following government approval.
Assuming it receives the requisite government approvals, Grenada will be JetBlue’s 90th destination and its 32nd destination in the Caribbean and Latin America.
“Grenada is one of the most beautiful and adventurous destinations in the Caribbean, and our new non-stop service will make it much easier to get there,” says Dave Clark, JetBlue’s vice president, network planning.
“Whether you go for the white sand beaches, world-class diving, flagship resorts, or rich history, we know you will want to return again and again,” adds Clark.
“Grenada has seen remarkable growth in tourism thanks to a fresh marketing approach, an extraordinary new Sandals resort and a very resilient and committed tourism sector,” says the Honorable Alexandra Otway-Noel, minister of implementation for the Government of Grenada .
JetBlue will serve the route with its Airbus A320 jets, each of which has 150 seats for now. It is planning to add another 15 seats per aircraft to each existing A320 in its fleet and outfit each of the new A320s it has on order with 165 seats before delivery.