JetBlue Adds More Flights to the Caribbean Just In Time for Thanksgiving

by Vivian Roe

In a recent announcement, JetBlue announced it would be expanding its service to key destinations due to a pickup in demand for the Thanksgiving holidays.

25 Additional Flights for the Holidays

In an effort to meet demand, JetBlue will add 25 more flight routes to their roster between November 20 and November 30, 2020. These will mostly be from airports around the New York Area. These include services from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo, San Francisco, San Juan, and Santiago; service from Newark to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Fort Myers, and Tampa; and service from Westchester County to Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando.

“As we head toward the holidays, we’re seeing signs of strong demand in certain markets. To help get more customers to their destinations and capture more revenue during this important time of year, we are adding additional flights over Thanksgiving weekend.”

– JetBlue’s Scott Lawrence 

Throughout the festive season, JetBlue will continue to cap its seating capacity on flights at 70%. In addition, they continue to mandate that all guests wear fast masks during travel. Thus ensuring guest wellbeing and safety amidst the COVID pandemic.

JetBlue Expands Service to the Caribbean

Bamboo Rafting down Jamaica’s Martha Brae River. Photo via Lovicarious

JetBlue is set to launch a major Caribbean expansion this November, with new routes across the region from Aruba to St. Maarten. Starting November 19, it will be launching seven new nonstop routes to the wider Caribbean \, all out of Newark Liberty International Airport. The new routes will include one daily flight to Aruba; two daily flights to Cancun; one daily flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica; a daily flight to Nassau, The Bahamas; one daily flight to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; one daily flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and one daily flight to St. Maarten.

“The new routes are aimed at immediately generating cash and capturing traffic on a variety of new, nonstop routes – many never flown before by the airline.”

– A JetBlue representative 

“This is the latest example of JetBlue’s ability to be nimble and play offense as we quickly adjust to new customer behaviors and booking patterns,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning at JetBlue.

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