JetBlue has unveiled plans to provide more low-fare, high-quality flights to "La Isla del Encanto" by introducing two new routes from Puerto Rico.
The airline will offer year-round service from San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina and from Aguadilla's Rafael Hernández International Airport (BQN) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida.
JetBlue CEO Insights
Robin Hayes, the CEO of JetBlue, expressed excitement about the airline's continued expansion in Puerto Rico and the addition of two new routes.
As the largest airline in Puerto Rico, the growth of JetBlue's presence on the island will increase competition and choices for customers travelling to and from Puerto Rico, Raleigh, and Tampa. Additionally, the expansion aligns with the company's commitment to supporting tourism on the island and connecting families and friends.
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The CEO added that the much-loved JetBlue experience, which combines low fares with award-winning service, will be extended to customers travelling between Puerto Rico and the US mainland after completing the combination with Spirit.
Puerto Rico Administrative Insights
Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, expressed his excitement regarding the announcement of additional JetBlue direct flights between Puerto Rico and the US mainland.
He stated that these two new flights would help continue the tourism sector's growth. He also said they look forward to building on JetBlue's success in Puerto Rico.
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Carlos Mercado Santiago, and JetBlue's partner, announced the incorporation of these new routes.
The increased network links two of the main airports in Puerto Rico to important markets in the contiguous United States, offering travellers even greater opportunities to discover and experience the variety of offerings available on the island.
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He added that they value the longstanding alliance between the Government of Puerto Rico and JetBlue and that they look forward to continuing to provide excellence in the visitor experience while increasing tourism’s contribution to local economies.
JetBlue has announced two new routes from Puerto Rico, coinciding with its 21st anniversary of service in San Juan.
JetBlue will offer year-round service from San Juan to Raleigh-Durham and Aguadilla to Tampa. It operates an average of 35 departures from Puerto Rico daily, serving 12 U.S. and Caribbean cities.
The company's planned merger with Spirit Airlines will enable it to provide more low-fare and award-winning services on additional routes and expand travel options in and out of Puerto Rico with new nonstop service to currently unavailable destinations.
This growth is expected to increase competition, offer customers more choices, and support tourism in Puerto Rico.
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