The Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday welcomed JetBlue Airways new service from Fort Lauderdale. This new service marks the third to the island from the carrier, joining flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy and Boston’s Logan International Airport.
The new flight which is part of JetBlue’s ongoing growth was in the making for several years and will operate daily, year-round.
“We’re thrilled to introduce new service from sunny Ft. Lauderdale to one of the most stunning islands in the Caribbean,” said Jason Annunziata, director of airport operations for Ft. Lauderdale. “This new service will provide South Floridians with a new option to discover this world-famous destination, while Turks & Caicos Islanders will have a new option for visiting beautiful South Florida and experiencing its world-class shopping and attractions, as well as connect to points throughout the U.S. and Latin America through this JetBlue focus city.”
“It has been some time that the public has encouraged the Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority to lobby carriers for operations out of Fort Lauderdale to the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Chairman and TCIAA are pleased that JetBlue has filled this void much to the pleasure of the traveling public, whom we hope will support this initiative,” said TCIAA CEO, John T. Smith.
The inaugural flight, operated by the carrier’s Embraer E190 aircraft, was welcomed by the airport fire brigade’s water canon salute.