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JetBlue Expands New York-Barbados Mint Service

Airlines & Airports | Brian Major | December 02, 2015

JetBlue Expands New York-Barbados Mint Service

PHOTO: JetBlue is expanding its Mint premium class service on flights to Barbados. (Photo by Brian Major).

Just weeks after launching its Mint premium-class service aboard flights between New York and Barbados, JetBlue is expanding the service to year-around status. The move follows positive traveler response to the initial launch of seasonal Mint service, which began Nov. 7.

JetBlue will operate roundtrip Mint service on Saturdays between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados. The service flights will operate daily from Dec.19, 2015 through January 4, 2016. Mint amenities include private suites, lie-flat beds and 15-inch flat-screen televisions with complimentary entertainment options.

Mint travelers also receive tapas-style menus by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh coffee from JetBlue’s purposely-built cappuccino machines (which company officials call a first for a U.S. airline), amenity kits by Birchbox, and dessert from Blue Marble and Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery.

With JetBlue’s addition of summer-season Mint service the airline will provide three roundtrip frequencies between New York and Barbados on Saturdays from June 18 through Sept. 3.

"JetBlue's announcement that Mint service will be featured on the Barbados route year round is a true testament to the success of our partnership," said Petra Roach, U.S. director for Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

"The demand for the extension is a validation that the premium product in Barbados is perfectly aligned with the expectations of the Mint customer. We are dedicated to further educating them on the premium destination that is Barbados."

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