JetBlue to Launch Nonstop Service From New York to Curacao
NEW YORK, NY, Jul 30, 2014 JetBlue Airways , New York’s Hometown Airline(TM), will launch a new route to Curacao International Airport (CUR) from JFK International Airport (JFK) on December 2, 2014, providing the only nonstop service from New York. The twice weekly service will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Curacao, which is part of the ABC islands that also includes Aruba and Bonaire, is considered a hidden gem amongst all Caribbean island destinations, renowned for its diving, beaches and unique architecture. The historic island is already a popular destination for European travelers and its capital, Willemsted, is a UNESCO World Heritage City.
To celebrate this new route, flights are now on sale starting at $139 one way for travel between December 2, 2014 and February 10, 2015 on Tuesdays and Saturdays (blackout dates December 20, 2014 to January 3, 2015) and tickets must be purchased by August 6, 2014.
“We are really excited to be able to offer customers the only nonstop route from New York to Curacao and more nonstop flights to the Caribbean than any other airline,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s President. “This well preserved island is our 31st Caribbean destination, and is a favorite among diving enthusiasts for its healthy coral reefs, and is considered one of the nicest Caribbean escapes for discerning travelers thanks to its pristine beaches and clear water. These natural attractions make the island a natural choice for JetBlue.”
This new route is part of JetBlue’s continued expansion into the Caribbean and Latin America where one third of its network is operated. As part of the airline’s introductory offer, exclusive Getaways packages are available at the Hilton Curacao for as low as $499 (including airfare) per person in double occupancy for a three night stay valid for travel December 2-23, 2014. Customers heading to Curacao have the opportunity to bundle flights and hotels with car rentals and other amenities and activities for an additional cost with JetBlue Getaways.
“We have been working closely with the team at JetBlue to bring this flight to the island and are thrilled it has come to fruition and we’re able to announce it today,” said Stanley Palm, Curacao’s Minister of Economic Development. “Curacao continues to thrive as one of the Caribbean’s most diverse and culturally-rich islands and we look forward to now being able to share it with more visitors. New York is a top market for the island, and we are confident that the new nonstop service on JetBlue will meet the demand we’ve seen from the northeast and international travelers alike.”
JetBlue’s flights to Curacao will be operated on a 150-seat Airbus A320 and will offer the airline’s award-winning service featuring assigned and comfortable seating; a first-checked bag free; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and non-alcoholic/soft drinks; free first-run movies on seatback televisions; and more legroom than any other U.S. carrier in coach.
JetBlue’s schedule between New York and Curacao, effective December 2, 2014