JetBlue has officially launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport (GUA), and now offers the only daily service between New York City and Guatemala’s capital city, one of the largest markets in Central America.
With a mix of customers traveling between the U.S. and the Central American city, whether to visit friends and relatives, pursue business interests or take a bleisure break, Guatemala City builds on JetBlue’s footprint in the broader region. Guatemala is a country of extraordinary cultural and natural richness and a unique geographical location. The distances from place to place are short, allowing travelers to visit multiple regions in one trip. Known as the country of the eternal spring, Guatemala enjoys a climate that attracts visitors any time of year.
“Growing JetBlue’s presence in Latin America and the Caribbean is key to our continued success internationally and Guatemala City service will play an important role in maintaining our leadership role in the region,” said Andrea Lusso, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “It also gives us an opportunity to serve a variety of travelers and grow our customer bases in Central America and the Northeast.”
“JetBlue strategically opted to start new daily route between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport,” said Pedro Brolo, Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, MINEX. “As part of the coordinated actions for the revival of tourism promoted by Inguat, DGAC and Minex through the Network of Commercial Advisors, we thank them for trusting our country, which has countless competitive and comparative advantages”
JetBlue operates new Guatemala City service using both its Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft offering what the airline notes to be the most legroom in coach. Flights also come with free Fly-Fi, for fast broadband internet in the sky; complimentary name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat.
JetBlue is tagged as New York’s Hometown Airline, and is a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan.