JetBlue Celebrates Inaugural Service to Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe
JetBlue announced on Saturday that their new service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Pointe-á-Pitre International Airport (PTP) on the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe has officially commenced.
Yesterday, JetBlue celebrated their inaugural service between New York-JFK and Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe when the first flight landed at 1:00PM (local time) on the French Caribbean island. The New York-based carrier will operate the route on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays as part of their winter seasonal schedule. JetBlue will now be the only airline operating service between the U.S. Northeast and one of the French overseas islands, which many consider one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean. In Saturday’s announcement, JetBlue’s Director of Route Planning, Andrea Lusso said
“As we advance our targeted focus city build-out plans, Guadeloupe allows us to diversify our route map to introduce JetBlue customers to this unique island destination. At the same time, we are solidifying our leading position in the Caribbean with the only service between the French Caribbean island and the northeast.”
Guadeloupe is an archipelago made up of five main islands including Basse-Terre, Grand-Terre, Le Désirade, Les Saintes, Maria Galante along with many additional islands and inlets. Situated just four and a half hours by air from New York, each island has its own personality, culture and traditions as well as stunning landscapes. Travelers will enjoy the white sandy beaches or hiking through the rainforests, coffee trails and sugar cane fields. Naturally, visitors to the French Caribbean will enjoy wonderful cuisine, exciting outdoor activities, unique architecture and more, not to mention the warm and inviting climate. Also commenting on Saturday’s announcement, Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport’s Chairman of the Board, Alain Biévre added,
“We are delighted we were able to maintain a connection between New York and Pointe-á-Pitre as this route is crucial for the development of our archipelago. We are convinced that American travelers will leave the Guadeloupe Islands with lifetime memories and come back again and again. So, we would like to wish the warmest Bienvenue to JetBlue.”
The New York – Pointe-á-Pitre route will be serviced with an Airbus A320. JetBlue operates over 1,000 daily flights to around 100 destinations in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. The New York-based airline carries more than 42M passengers annually and maintains robust operations in New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, San Juan and Los Angeles (Long Beach).