Published On: Thu, Feb 14th, 2019

JetBlue Launches New Service from Fort Lauderdale Focus City to St. Maarten

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Seasonal Service from Boston Also Set to Resume, with New Saturday Mint Flights Debuting on the Route.

Saturday Mint Flights to St. Maarten Resume From New York-JFK.

ST. MAARTEN – Feb. 14, 2019 – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) is set to launch new daily service from its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) focus city to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on Thursday, Feb. 14, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The new service will connect more customers from destinations across JetBlue’s route map.

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In Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue’s South Florida focus city plays a key role in supporting the airline’s growing route map and offers flights to nearly every corner of the airline’s network from Lima to Los Angeles. It is one of JetBlue’s fastest-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. JetBlue has committed to up to 140 daily departures in the coming years and recently expanded its operation to new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth. JetBlue is also the only airline to offer a premium, lie-flat seat on domestic routes in Fort Lauderdale with its Mint flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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JetBlue will celebrate the launch of the new service from Fort Lauderdale alongside partners, including St. Maarten Minister of Tourism Stuart Johnson and Princess Juliana International Airport Chief Executive Officer Brian Mingo. The celebration will begin gate side in Fort Lauderdale, and will continue during the flight with a special Valentine’s Day giveaway for customers, and one lucky customer winning a return trip for two to St. Maarten, courtesy of JetBlue and the Oyster Bay Resort. The festivities will continue upon arrival in St. Maarten, and on board the return flight from St. Maarten to Fort Lauderdale, with more treats and prizes for customers.

“The launch of JetBlue’s new service between Fort Lauderdale and St. Maarten is very much a reason to celebrate with our customers, crewmembers and partners. This new route is testament to the resiliency of the market and how it is recovering,” said Giselle Cortes, director of international airports for JetBlue. “We’re also pleased to resume seasonal service from Boston, while also introducing Mint in this route, and resuming Mint service from New York JFK, all of which will bring more tourists to visit St. Maarten.”

JetBlue inaugural FLL-SXM flight 14 Feb 2019 (4)According to Minister Johnson, “The addition of the Fort Lauderdale-SXM route by JetBlue and the return of its original flights allows for the further diversification of St. Maarten’s Tourism Market.” He said, “The new flight signals St. Maarten’s commitment to its responsibility of ensuring Airlift to the destination is sustainable and grows not only for traffic to SXM Airport, but also branching out to hub islands, Anguilla, St. Barths, Tortola, Nevis and Anguilla as we continue to rebuild the hub function of our destination.”

JetBlue is relaunching its popular seasonal, twice-weekly service from Boston to St. Maarten on Feb. 16, and will introduce new Saturday Mint service on the route. Additionally, Saturday Mint flights from New York-JFK will resume on Feb. 16. JetBlue’s new Fort Lauderdale service and Mint flights to St. Maarten are part of the airline’s broader commitment to the destination as it increases capacity in the market. JetBlue has continually restored service to hurricane-impacted markets in the Caribbean as facilities have permitted, and as demand for travel has returned.

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New Daily Schedule between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and St. Maarten (SXM)

Beginning February 14, 2019

FLL – SXM Flight # 2761 SXM – FLL Flight # 2760
8:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. 12:55 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Seasonal Schedule between Boston (BOS) and St. Maarten (SXM)

Featuring Saturday Mint Service

Beginning February 16, 2019

BOS – SXM Flight # 77 SXM – BOS Flight # 78
7:12 a.m. – 12:26 p.m. 1:51 p.m. – 5:33 p.m.

Saturday Mint Schedule between New York (JFK) and St. Maarten (SXM)

Beginning February 16, 2019

JFK – SXM Flight #1487  SXM- JFK Flight #1488
11:10 a.m. – 4:11 p.m. 5:15 p.m. – 8:47 p.m.

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About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 102 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

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