JetBlue has announced it is adding new flights to Barbados from a second Tri-State area gateway.
A once weekly Saturday service will operate between New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) during the peak holiday travel period from November 19, 2016 through January 7, 2017, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
In a release this week, the airline said seats were already available for purchase.
“Barbados continues to be one of JetBlue’s best performing destinations and we know our New York customers will love having even more choices to select from when they book their holiday travel this year,” said Dave Clark, vice president of network planning at JetBlue.
He noted that demand to and from Barbados was particularly strong over the holidays, adding “we are pleased to offer more seats and more choices to serve this peak holiday demand”.
JetBlue first launched service to Barbados in 2009 and currently offers nonstop service from its New York-JFK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus cities. Additionally, JetBlue’s Mint experience is available on select New York-JFK and Boston flights. Newark will become JetBlue’s fourth US gateway to Barbados.
“We are truly appreciative of JetBlue’s response to the high demand out of New Jersey, its introduction of this new service and their continued support of our beautiful island,” said Petra Roach, US Director at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
“As seen with our previous new gateways, we are fully committed to ensuring its success and long term viability. With another JetBlue milestone and our 50th Year of Independence, now is the ideal time to experience the island of Barbados – and getting to the island is easier than ever before.”
JetBlue will serve the new route with its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.