JetBlue Takes Off for Quito, Ecuador

JetBlue (JBLU) will begin service on its recently announced Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Quito, Ecuador’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) route. Seats are on sale beginning today with introductory fares starting at $139 one-way.

“Ecuador is quickly becoming one of the top travel destinations in Latin America which makes Quito an excellent addition to our growing route map,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “Featuring attractions like the stunning Amazon, dramatic Andes, Pacific Coast and picturesque Galápagos, Ecuador offers something for every traveler. With daily flights from our focus city in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, trips to Quito for any of these incredible experiences is easier than ever for customers flying from anywhere across the JetBlue network.”

Quito, the world’s highest capital city at more than 9,300 feet above sea level, features one of the least-altered, best-preserved historic centers in the world which was declared one of the first World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. The city is also home to a long list of museums, parks and other attractions, including one of the highest cable cars in the world.

Starting from February 25, 2016, JetBlue will serve the route with its spacious 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft offering the most legroom in coach, free first-run Hollywood movies on flights to Latin America, complemented with the airline’s award-winning service featuring unlimited free snacks and soft drinks.

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