New York's Hometown and the largest airline operating to the Caribbean; JetBlue continued its expansion in the Caribbean as it filed an intent to serve Antigua's V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) three times weekly from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), with the aim to launch service on November 5, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
Additionally, the airline will add seasonal weekly service from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) to Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which will launch November 7, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
Antigua is one of the largest Caribbean markets not currently served by JetBlue and will grow the airline's robust JFK leisure route portfolio. Subject to receipt of government operating authority, flights between New York and Antigua will begin November 5 and will be available for purchase in May when the winter season schedule becomes accessible.
The Boston-Barbados flight is the fifth new seasonal service to the Caribbean and Latin America launched from Boston in the last year following Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR); Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP), which begins June 17; Saint Lucia (UVF); and Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP). JetBlue also recently announced it would offer its highly successful Mint experience on flights between JFK to Barbados this winter with Saturday service between November 7, 2015 and April 30, 2016, and daily service between December 19, 2015 and January 4, 2016.
The weekly Boston-Barbados flight will complement JetBlue's existing daily service from New York JFK, which was launched in 2009. Flights are now available for sale with an introductory fare of only $149 one way (a) between Boston and Barbados between November 7 and December 12, 2015. JetBlue Getaways will offer customers heading to Barbados the opportunity to bundle flights and hotels, as well as with their car rentals and other amenities and activities. 4-day, 3-night packages will start at $345 per person (b) at Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown, Barbados.