Value carrier JetBlue Airways on Thursday announced plans for new twice-daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince starting Dec. 5.
The new route, which is pending final government approval, will be operated with 100-seat Embraer 190 fleet, JetBlue said.
“JetBlue continues to grow in the Caribbean thanks to the great reception our low fares and award-winning service have had in the region,” Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning said in a statement.
The New York-based carrier also plans to begin daily nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Port-au-Prince that same day. The New York flight will be flown with Airbus A320 aircraft.
“With expansion into Port-au-Prince, we plan to meet the demand for quality service to Haiti by offering competitive fares to the large Haitian diaspora in the United States. In turn, we look forward to helping to support the community on the island,” added Laurence.
In June, JetBlue is expected to start new service between Fort Lauderdale and San Jose, Costa Rica, and Medellin, Colombia. The carrier also has plans for new service between the South Florida airport and Lima, Peru starting Nov. 21.