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JetBlue To Launch Fall Flights To Antigua And Barbuda

Destination & Tourism | Brian Major | May 06, 2015

JetBlue To Launch Fall Flights To Antigua And Barbuda

Photo: JetBlue will launch service to Antigua from New York beginning this fall (Photo by Brian Major).

JetBlue continued its Caribbean expansion this week as Antigua and Barbuda government officials announced the airline will launch direct service to the dual-island nation from New York’s JFK International Airport beginning Nov. 5.

The flights will depart Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Morning flights from JFK will depart 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport at 2:34 p.m. Return flights will depart Antigua at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 7:18 p.m.

“As a new airline flying into Antigua, JetBlue will make the destination more accessible to visitors searching for affordable and direct same-day connections,” aid Asot A. Michael, Antgua and Barbuda’s minister of tourism, economic development, investment and energy.

“We are confident in the ability of our team in the U.S. to stimulate demand for the destination,” he added. “This is an opportunity to increase our tourism arrivals for the 2015 - 2016 winter season and grow our tourism business.”  

“Antigua will be a great addition to our network for those wanting to discover something new,” said Marty St. George, JetBlue’s executive vice president, commercial and planning. “Antigua offers beaches, history and romance, along with world-class resorts like Sandals.”

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