NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it is again growing in South Florida and in the Caribbean with the start of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Grand Cayman (GCM). JetBlue first announced its intent to fly this route in January. Service will operate once daily beginning October 25, 2018. JetBlue is celebrating the news with an introductory fare starting at just $59 one-way (a).
“As the #1 carrier in Ft. Lauderdale, and building on the momentum of our success in both South Florida and Grand Cayman, we are excited to offer more choice and more destinations to customers with the addition of this new service,” said John Checketts, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “And with even more connecting choices from across our network, Grand Cayman has never been so close.”
Set in the western Caribbean just an hour flight from South Florida, the Cayman Islands are known for their white sand beaches, world-famous scuba diving, delicious cuisine and rich culture. 2017 marked a record-breaking year for the trio of islands as it attracted more than two million annual visitors. JetBlue is also boosting service to the islands as the number of visitors arriving by air is also on the rise. New Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood service will complement JetBlue’s existing service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and seasonal service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
Schedule between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Grand Cayman (GCM)
Beginning October 25, 2018
|FLL-GCM Flight #1397||GCM-FLL Flight #1398|
|10:26 a.m. – 10:53 a.m.||11:53 a.m. – 2:29 p.m.|
The new service also advances JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. Additionally, the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood service to Grand Cayman will open up a variety of new connecting opportunities between Grand Cayman and U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta and multiple west coast markets.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is one of JetBlue’s fast-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to two new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.
JetBlue intends to serve the route with its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service and the most legroom in coach (b), as well as complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.
About JetBlue Airways
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in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to
101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
(a) Blue fare shown. Fares are base fares only, do not include government taxes/fees must be purchased by 04/18/18 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to George Town, Cayman Islands (GCM) on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday only between 10/25/2018 – 12/14/2018. (Blackout Dates: 11/21/2018 – 11/26/2018). Fares will be higher for flights from GCM due to higher government taxes/fees. Fare is subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; is valid for new bookings only; must be purchased at time of reservation; and is one-way, nonstop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable and nontransferable. Fares not available for purchase via Online Travel Agencies Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, CheapTickets, LowestFare or Priceline. Taxes and fees apply to Award Flights, are the responsibility of the customer, and will vary based on your departure and destination cities. The amount of taxes and fees required for an Award Flight is listed next to the applicable point requirement and is subject to change as required by law. View details on government taxes and fees. Checked Baggage Allowance/Fees: For Blue fares, first checked bag is $25 and second bag is $35. For Blue Plus, first checked bag is included and second bag is $35. For Blue Flex fares, two checked bags are included. Additional Baggage Terms (all fares): Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. View baggage fees and other optional services and fees. Change/Cancellation Fees: All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: $75 per person fee plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only for changes. Changes and cancellations made less than 60 days from departure date: Blue and Blue Plus: fares under $100, $75 per person plus difference in fare; fares between $100 and $149.99, $100 per person plus difference in fare; and fares of $150 or more, $150 per person plus difference in fare. Blue Flex: difference in fare only. View Change/Cancel fees information. Additional Change/Cancellation Terms (all fares): For changes, there may be a fare adjustment. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited. Proper documentation required for boarding. Flight terms and conditions apply.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.