JetBlue Airways is planning to offer non-stop scheduled service to Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince from both New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood INternational Airport.
From Toussaint Louverture International Airport (IATA code PAP), which serves Port-au-Prince, JetBlue Airways plans to offer one daily non-stop flight to New York JFK and two daily flights to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from December 5, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
Should JetBlue receive the required government approvals for its planned services to Haiti, Port-au-Prince will be JetBlue’s 82nd destinations.
JetBlue will operate its round-trips between New York and Port-au-Prince with 150-seat Airbus A320 jets.
The carrier will operate its Haiti round-trips from Fort Lauderdale with 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft.
In addition to JetBlue’s non-stop service to South Florida, Port-au-Prince customers will be able to connect onwards from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport to other destinations in the United States including Boston; New York (JFK, LaGuardia and Westchester County); Newark; and Washington Reagan National Airport.
Customers traveling on JetBlue’s new non-stop service from Port-au-Prince to New York JFK will be able to connect to Buffalo, Boston and Chicago, among other destinations.
JetBlue’s community involvement in Haiti predates its service announcement. In honor of Earth Day 2012, JetBlue partnered with Carbonfund.org Foundation to plant 83,000 trees in northern and northwestern Haiti in order to rebuild areas impacted by the 2010 earthquake.
In addition, to assist those most affected, JetBlue deployed employees on its specially trained Care Team to its Santo Domingo station to coordinate with local agencies on the delivery of thousands of pounds of donated items to Haiti.
Destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean now make up almost one-third of JetBlue’s route network. JetBlue says it is the largest carrier in terms of capacity in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, offering more flights than any other carrier. JetBlue flies to more than 10 Caribbean countries, including Aruba. Barbados, and the Bahamas.
In June, the airline is set to begin non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Medellin in Colombia, and in November to Peru’s capital Lima, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
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