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JetBlue’s Inaugural Flight Between New York-JFK and Belize City Takes to the Skies Today

JetBlue has officially launched new exclusive direct service between New York-JFK and Belize City, Belize, with the inaugural flight expected to touch down in Belize this afternoon.

JetBlue Airbus A320 - Courtesy JetBlue

On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), JetBlue announced the official launch of their new exclusive nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City Belize, with the inaugural flight touching down in Belize this afternoon.  The route will now operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  In celebration of the new rout launch, JetBlue is offering limited-time introductory one-way fares from $119.  To qualify for the promotional fares, tickets must be booked by December 2, 2023, for travel from January 1st through February 14, 2024 (T&C's Apply).

In today’s announcement, JetBlue’s Vice President – Network Planning and Airline Partnerships, David Jehn, said,

“We’re thrilled to add Belize to our growing network and offer our customers more choices to experience unique and popular destinations.  Adding nonstop service to Belize enhances our presence in Latin America and the Caribbean and demonstrates our commitment to introducing our low fares and great service to more destinations and customers.”

Also commenting on the route launch, U.S. Ambassador to Belize, Michelle Kwan, said,

“Americans comprise most international arrivals in Belize, with nearly one million visitors traveling here to experience Belize’s famous blue waters, sparkling beaches, and warm hospitality.  This year alone, already over 250,000 Americans and counting have passed through this airport, representing two-thirds of all overnight visitors to Belize. JetBlue’s new flight enables travelers to experience new cultures, reconnect with their families and heritage, do business together, and at the same time remind us of how much we have in common.”

Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Anthony Mahler, added,

“After months of anticipation, we’re thrilled to finally welcome JetBlue’s first-ever nonstop flight to Belize, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the passengers of this inaugural flight with open arms.  With an abundance of experiences that Belize has to offer, our guests flying in from JFK are bound to discover something new about our country around every corner.  We’re confident the beauty of our environment, the richness of our diverse culture, and the warmth of our people will leave New Yorkers wanting to return again soon.”

JetBlue's Schedule Between New York-JFK and Belize City, Belize - Courtesy JetBlue

With the new Belize City service, JetBlue now offers service to 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and current service to 40 international destinations.  The JFK-BZE route will be operated with an Airbus A320, featuring fast, free unlimited Fly-Fi, complimentary name-brand snacks, and seatback entertainment at every seat.

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 over 100 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Latin America, the United Kingdom (London Heathrow and Gatwick), Paris, and Amsterdam.  JetBlue Airways Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBLU.


Source: JetBlue/Businesswire


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