The Caribbean is made up of more than 700 islands. However, only a select few – Jamaica, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, etc – strike our mind. The French island of Guadeloupe remains relatively unknown to travelers, especially in the US, more so since the flight to the island aren’t easy or direct.
JetBlue is aiming to change the current scenario with its latest announcement. The leading American airline has made Guadeloupe its latest Caribbean destination. The service is expected to start in February 2020. According to JetBlue, the seats are expected to go on sale in the coming weeks.
While the regulatory approval is still pending, the carrier intends to offer three weekly nonstop flights from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International to Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport.
The four and a half hour flight from JFK will quickly transport tourists to what JetBlue terms “one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets.” The new route will also make JetBlue the only airline to offer nonstop flight from the northeastern US to the island of Guadeloupe.
In a statement, Andrea Lusso, director route planning at JetBlue, said. “With its combination of French flair and Caribbean coolness, Guadeloupe will offer our customers an all-new and exciting destination to escape to this winter.”
She added, “We continue to build our New York focus city strategy and by adding another unique destination we reinforce our position in the Caribbean, where JetBlue continues to serve more nonstop destinations from JFK than any other carrier.”
Earlier in March, Norwegian Air had commenced direct flights between JFK and Guadeloupe. However, the airline soon announced that they would not resume their seasonal flights this coming winter.
Last modified: July 3, 2019