NEW YORK: JetBlue today announced it is increasing service to Bermuda with two year-round daily flights and a third summer seasonal roundtrip flight between the popular island destination and the airline’s northeast focus cities.
In addition to the added flights, the airline will now operate all Bermuda routes using its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in place of its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft. The move further advances JetBlue as the fastest growing U.S. carrier in Bermuda.
“This is a big win for our loyal JetBlue customers on all sides of these routes whether in New York, Boston or Bermuda,” said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue.
“With more flights, larger aircraft and a variety of flight times to accommodate customers’ needs, JetBlue – with its affordable fares and award winning service – is positioning itself as the top choice for travel to and from Bermuda. I’d also like to extend a special thank you to Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury who was instrumental in helping make this announcement possible.”
“This announcement today will provide further opportunities for our East Coast guests to visit our shores and help meet the increasing demand for airplane seats,” said Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Sen. the Hon. Michael Fahy JP.
“This has been a very positive year for tourism in Bermuda and I am thrilled for 2016 to conclude on such an encouraging note.”
Bermuda, just a two-hour flight from the northeastern U.S., stretches for 23 miles along turquoise waters in the Atlantic. Known for its pink sand beaches such as Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay, the island offers an array of activities ranging from championship golfing to deep-sea fishing.
Intimate guest cottages
Accommodations on island range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, which each incorporate the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience.
“The Bermuda Tourism Authority is proud to be a marketing partner with JetBlue, creating incremental business for our island and for the airline. We have grown vacation air arrivals out of New York by 44% this year – and we have also been successful at attracting a younger, more adventurous traveler to Bermuda,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury. “Savvy cooperative marketing has been an important component to success, and we look forward to continuing that partnership. Additional capacity out of JFK puts us in an even stronger position for further growth in 2017. We are also thrilled with their decision to now fly year-round from Boston because inspiring travel to Bermuda throughout the seasons is an important mandate.”
Starting May 18, 2017, JetBlue will operate daily year-round flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) with an evening departure from New York and a morning departure from Bermuda. Additionally, the airline will operate a second daily roundtrip during the summer peak with a morning departure from New York and an afternoon departure from Bermuda. Together, the enhanced New York flight schedule and additional service will expand JetBlue’s current once daily year-round service and offer more travel options for customers on both sides of the route. This ensures a well-timed schedule for the Bermuda-based customers every day of the year. Flights between New York and Bermuda are on sale starting today with introductory fares starting at $49 one way (a).
Also starting May 18, 2017, JetBlue will increase its current seasonal summer service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Bermuda to year-round daily service. Flights, with a morning departure from Boston and an afternoon departure from Bermuda, are also on sale starting today with introductory fares starting at $79 one way (a).
The new and expanded flights will allow for even more nonstop service throughout the year between JetBlue’s northeast focus cities and Bermuda. The flights will also benefit connecting customers in Bermuda and across the JetBlue network. Now, travelers can conveniently connect to an additional nine JetBlue cities, such as Houston and Jacksonville, Fla. The 2017 schedule also increases the connecting itinerary possibilities for major destinations like San Francisco, Chicago and Orlando, Fla.
JetBlue will operate all Bermuda service using its spacious 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline’s award-winning service featuring complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free Hollywood movies; and the most legroom in coach.