JetBlue has officially inaugurated its service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and St. Kitts and Nevis’s Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB), marking a significant expansion in the airline’s Caribbean offerings.
The first flight touched down in St. Kitts this afternoon, with services scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
This new route introduces JetBlue’s award-winning service and competitive low fares to a destination with previously limited options, providing a better choice for travelers. “We are excited to diversify our network, offering our customers more travel options and experiences,” said David Jehn, vice president of network planning and airline partnerships at JetBlue. “This nonstop service not only brings our low fares and great service to those traveling to and from St. Kitts but also strengthens our presence in the Caribbean and enhances access to all the cities we serve from New York.”
St. Kitts, the larger of the two islands forming the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, offers travelers a captivating blend of lush greenery, pristine beaches, and stunning volcanic and mountainous landscapes. The island is rich in culture, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture, historic sites like the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and vibrant festivals celebrating its unique heritage and traditions.
Hon. Marsha T. Henderson, Minister of Tourism for St. Kitts & Nevis, expressed her enthusiasm for the new service: “Today marks a significant milestone as we welcome JetBlue’s inaugural flight to St. Kitts. This enhanced connectivity from the United States underscores our partnership with JetBlue, and we are eager to welcome more U.S. visitors to experience the authentic Caribbean charm of St. Kitts.”
Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, also celebrated the achievement, stating, “We are thrilled to offer direct, year-round service from New York to St. Kitts three times a week. Visitors will discover our island’s renowned hospitality and exciting experiences. We extend our gratitude to JetBlue for connecting St. Kitts to a broader audience.”
JetBlue’s entry into St. Kitts and Nevis is part of the airline’s ongoing expansion beyond the U.S., now serving over 39 international destinations in more than two dozen countries. The new route strengthens JetBlue’s presence at JFK, where it is a leading carrier, and contributes to the airline’s growth in under-served regions.
The St. Kitts route will be operated using JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring the airline’s signature service, including the most legroom in coach, free and unlimited broadband Fly-Fi, complimentary snacks and drinks, and seatback entertainment at every seat.