NEW YORK, USA — JetBlue announced on Tuesday it is again growing in South Florida and in the Caribbean with the start of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Grand Cayman (GCM). JetBlue first announced its intention to fly this route in January. Service will operate once daily beginning October 25, 2018. JetBlue is celebrating the news with an introductory fare starting at just $59 one-way.
Set in the western Caribbean just an hour flight from South Florida, the Cayman Islands are known for their white sand beaches, world-famous scuba diving, delicious cuisine and rich culture. 2017 marked a record-breaking year for the trio of islands as it attracted more than two million annual visitors.
JetBlue is also boosting service to the islands as the number of visitors arriving by air is also on the rise. New Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood service will complement JetBlue’s existing service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and seasonal service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
The new service also advances JetBlue’s position as the top airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood where the airline plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. Additionally, the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood service to Grand Cayman will open up a variety of new connecting opportunities between Grand Cayman and US cities such as Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta and multiple west coast markets.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood is one of JetBlue’s fast-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering a fast and convenient alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to two new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.
JetBlue intends to serve the route with its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft offering the airline’s award-winning service and the most legroom in coach as well as complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.