JetBlue’s Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Vincent and Bonaire Expansion

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JetBlue is showing the Caribbean some love, adding six cities out of its Puerto Rico, San Juan base, as well as flying to two new southern Caribbean destinations out of New York. The carrier is also bringing Mint service on select routes out of Phoenix, Vancouver, and San Juan.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Expansion

Puerto Rico is seeing more expansion with JetBlue being the latest to announce new routes from the U.S. territory. Just recently, both Caribbean Airlines and Frontier Airlines announced additional routes, and now JetBlue will follow suit with six cities.

“JetBlue has been a proud part of the Puerto Rican community for over twenty years, and we’re excited to deepen our roots with this expansion,” said Marty St. George, president, JetBlue. “Our decades-long history with this vibrant community drives our enthusiasm to not only increase our service but also to strengthen our relationships and presence in the region. We are excited to continue growing alongside the Puerto Rican community, ensuring that JetBlue remains a key partner in connecting the people of Puerto Rico.”

Flights to five of the six cities will commence in October 2024, while St. Croix will join the party later on in December. The details are as follows:

To/From San Juan (SJU):Frequency:Begins:
Providence, RI (PVD)1x dailyOctober 27, 2024
Westchester County, NY (HPN)1x dailyOctober 27, 2024
Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI) 1x dailyOctober 28, 2024
Medellín, Colombia (MDE)4x weeklyOctober 29, 2024
Cancún, Mexico (CUN)3x weeklyOctober 28, 2024
St. Croix, USVI (STX)1x dailyDecember 12, 2024

St. Vincent and Bonaire join the JetBlue party

St. Vincent (SVD) and Bonaire (BON) are two completely new Caribbean destinations joining the JetBlue network. They will be both serviced out of New York (JFK), with the start period listed as fall. From local reports, St. Vincent will see twice weekly service starting in October, while Bonaire will also see two times weekly service starting in November.

St. Croix was previously part of JetBlue’s network, with service spanning from 2011 through early 2019. However the airline decided to end operations to the island as they focused on expansion while maintaining more profitable cities at the time. Hopefully interest to the U.S. Virgin Islands remains strong enough to maintain the schedule this time around.

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Mint Class coming to more cities

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JetBlue’s premium domestic Mint product is coming to three additional cities. In addition to the expansion of San Juan, one of its flights will see upgraded Mint service, while select flights to Phoenix and Vancouver will also benefit from an upgrade.

“Our customers repeatedly share their love for our award-winning Mint experience, which is why we’re excited to expand this unique, premium service to even more destinations,” said St. George. “The JetBlue Mint experience is designed with customer-first, residential touches that seamlessly bring the comforts of home to the sky including fully lie-flat seats, restaurant-quality dining and thoughtful amenities. We are confident that customers in Phoenix, Vancouver, and San Juan will appreciate this elevated service and the expanded travel possibilities that come with it.”

San Juan and Vancouver will see one daily year round Mint flight, while Phoenix will benefit from seasonal service from cities including Boston, Ft. Lauderdale and New York. Here is the full list of changes.

JetBlue focus cityTo/from:Frequency:Mint service begins:
New York (JFK)San Juan (SJU)1x dailyJuly 22, 2024
New York (JFK)Vancouver (YVR)1x dailyJuly 21, 2024
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)Las Vegas (LAS)2x daily, winter seasonalOctober 27, 2024
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)Phoenix (PHX)1x daily, winter seasonalOctober 24, 2024
Boston (BOS)Phoenix (PHX)2x daily, winter seasonalOctober 27, 2024
New York (JFK)Phoenix (PHX)2x daily, winter seasonalOctober 27, 2024

To celebrate these changes, JetBlue is also offering heavily discounted tickets for its new San Juan flights, as well on Mint Class on its JFK/San Juan leg.

Featured image: Bradley Wint/Gate Checked

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