JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) is increasing service to Bermuda with two year-round daily flights and a third summer seasonal roundtrip flight between the island and northeast focus cities, the company said.
In addition to the added flights, the airline will now operate all Bermuda routes using its 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in place of its 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft.
“This is a big win for our loyal JetBlue customers on all sides of these routes whether in New York, Boston or Bermuda,” said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue.
Bermuda, stretching for 23 miles in the Atlantic and known for its pink sand beaches, is a two-hour flight from the northeastern US.
Starting May 18, 2017, JetBlue will operate daily year-round flights between New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Bermuda´s L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) with an evening departure from New York and a morning departure from Bermuda. Additionally, the airline will operate a second daily roundtrip during the summer peak with a morning departure from New York and an afternoon departure from Bermuda
Also starting May 18, 2017, JetBlue will increase its current seasonal summer service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Bermuda to year-round daily service.
All Bermuda service will be on the 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
JetBlue is based in New York City and provides flights in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 100 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights.