• Joe Breitfeller

JetBlue Announces the Launch of Service Between New York-JFK and Georgetown, Guyana

The carrier celebrated their inaugural flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport, with the first roundtrip flight arriving at JFK this morning.

JetBlue Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Saturday (December 12, 2020), JetBlue announced the launch four weekly flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana (GEO). The inaugural flight returned to New York-JFK this morning and the carrier's newest South American route will be serviced with an Airbus A321neo. JetBlue’s service connects the New York Guyanese community (the largest in the U.S.) with Guyana’s capital city, bringing family and friends closer than ever. Guyana becomes JetBlue’s fourth South American destination, growing the airline's offer to the greater Latin American and Caribbean region to nearly 40 destinations.

In Saturday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President – Network Planning, Andrea Lusso, said,

“JetBlue’s arrival in Guyana introduces our low fares and award-winning service to another new market in the Caribbean and Latin America where customers have long faced high prices and little competition. We remain committed to this important region of our network and continue to connect more travelers with the people and places they want to see.”

Also commenting on JetBlue’s new service, Guyana’s Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, added,

“We are pleased to welcome JetBlue to our beautiful country, Guyana. We are confident that their entry into the local market will help to advance the aviation sector, especially at a time when the sector is looking to rebuild, in the midst of this global pandemic. This latest investment by JetBlue – even in the current environment – also speaks to the level of confidence the airlines has placed on our country as a lucrative destination of choice.”

JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo features the Collins Meridian seat, the widest seat available for any single-aisle Airbus Family aircraft. The seat features enhanced cushion comfort, adjustable headrests, power connections at every seat and the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide pitch for U.S. airlines). The aircraft’s IFE system is powered by Thales Avant and ViaSat-2 connectivity and features 10.1 inch 1080P high definition screens with over 100 channels of live TV.

JetBlue reminds guests traveling internationally to review the latest destination entry requirements prior to their trip by visiting the U.S. Department of State website or through the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) website.

JetBlue is ‘New York’s Hometown Airline® and a leading carrier in Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO) and San Juan (SJU). The airline carries guests to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.

Source: JetBlue Airways