NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) continues to expand the selection of international destinations on its route network with new service to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, known as the "Helen of the West Indies." Nonstop service to Saint Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) from the airline's home at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) begins today. The award-winning airline now serves the island with nonstop flights every Monday, Thursday and Sunday, operated by its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Onward connections to/from other U.S. cities are also available.
To further celebrate the inaugural service, JetBlue is offering a special $129 (a) sale fare each way for U.S. originating travel between New York and Saint Lucia. Flights are on sale today through Friday, Oct. 30 at www.jetblue.com for travel between November 2, 2009 and February 8, 2010. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply (a).
"We remain focused on providing service to more Caribbean destinations, along with affordable prices, convenient schedules and an unrivaled customer experience to the places our customers tell us they want to go," said Marty St. George, senior vice president of marketing and commercial strategy for JetBlue Airways. "We offer the best travel product in the Americas, including more legroom, unlimited free snacks and drinks, more free entertainment on personal seatback TVs and more friendly service. We are confident that in addition to our low fares, Saint Lucians will find JetBlue is a refreshing way to travel."
"We are delighted to welcome JetBlue, one of the world's leading airlines, to our island," said Senator Allen Chastanet, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Saint Lucia. "This new service from New York improves Saint Lucia's accessibility to nationals and visitors, and for goods and services between our country and the global marketplace. JetBlue's commitment to excellence is commendable and with our new and recently renovated tourism product and attractions, we believe this winning partnership will be of benefit to visitors and Saint Lucians alike."
"The United States Embassy in the Eastern Caribbean welcomes the inauguration of JetBlue's outstanding service from New York to Saint Lucia as a new bridge between the United States and Saint Lucia that will strengthen our already close ties," said Charge d'Affaires Dr. Brent Hardt. "JetBlue's decision to launch this new service at this time is a strong vote of confidence in Saint Lucia and its future as a destination of choice for American visitors. I congratulate our friends at JetBlue and the government and people of Saint Lucia for what I am sure will be a long and successful partnership."
JetBlue also offers full vacation packages for Saint Lucia and 35 other JetBlue destinations. JetBlue Getaways customers book discounted vacation packages including airfare, hotel, airport transfers and/or various activities at one time, saving valuable time and money. Customers can book a JetBlue Getaways vacation package to Saint Lucia at www.jetblue.com/getaways or through the JetBlue Getaways desk by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), option 3. Current special offers on air and hotel packages to celebrate JetBlue's inaugural flight include (b):
Saint Lucia is one of 17 Caribbean and Latin American destinations served by JetBlue in 2009, including three destinations in Puerto Rico, and one of the more than 50 destinations throughout the Americas. In addition to its new service today, JetBlue will also begin new service to Kingston, Jamaica on October 30. This year, the airline has also added new service to international destinations including Barbados; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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