(Jamaica Observer) With the summer tourist season now upon us, New York-based air carrier JetBlue has planned to add a second weekly flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the resort city of Montego Bay, as well as to increase seating capacity for the Fort Lauderdale to Kingston route.
“As JetBlue continues to grow, we look forward to continuing to offer more opportunities for our customers to travel to and from Jamaica,” the airline told the Jamaica Observer by e-mail.
“We continually evaluate new route opportunities to better serve our customers and where they want to fly.”
The company explained that capacity decisions are influenced by customer demand, route performance, aircraft availability, as well as many other factors. One of the many other factors referred to being its focus cities: New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Juan in Puerto Rico.
In fact, just last December JetBlue converted the Boston to Montego Bay route from a seasonal (winter) fixture to a permanent one, contributing to a 40 per cent increase in global flights from that focus city in 2016.