JetBlue Airways will offer its premium Mint service this coming winter on its routes from New York JFK to Barbados and Aruba, two of its most popular Caribbean routes.
The new JetBlue Airways seasonal Mint service to Aruba and Barbados begins in November and is now available for booking on JetBlue.com.
JetBlue Airways launched its new Mint premium-class service in June 2014, on some of its U.S. transcontinental routes from New York JFK.
The carrier only offers its Mint service on recently delivered new Airbus A321 jets.
The Mint premium-class service includes private suites, fully flat beds, tapas-style dining, custom amenity kits and 15-inch flat screen televisions with free entertainment.
Its Mint service to the Caribbean destinations will make JetBlue the only U.S. carrier to operate scheduled services with lie-flat seating to the region, according to the airline.
“Ever since we launched Mint, customers have been asking us where we will take it next,” says Marty St George, executive vice president commercial and planning for JetBlue Airways.
“We re-invented transcontinental flying with Mint, and we anticipate demand for an enhanced product will be equally strong for these Caribbean destinations,” adds St George.
Between November 7, 2015 and April 30, 2016, JetBlue will operate one round-trip on Saturdays to Aruba and one to Barbados, using A321s. Between December 19 and January 4, JetBlue’s services to each destination will increase to one round-trip daily.
The airline’s schedule for its New York JFK-Barbados seasonal service will see the carrier’s flight departing New York JFK (IATA code JFK) at 9:20 a.m. each Saturday from November 7 through April 30 and arrive at Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) at 30:02 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, the return flight will leave BGI at 4:15 p.m. and touch down at JFK at 8:30 p.m. local time.
JetBlue’s schedule for its New York JFK-Aruba service calls for its A321 flight to leave JFK at 7:59 a.m. each Saturday from November 7 through April 30 and land at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) at 1:28 p.m. local time.
The return flight is timed to depart AUA at 2:40 p.m. and get to JFK at 6:25 p.m. local time.