JetBlue today announced it is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO).
Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. starting today.
Just five hours from New York by air, Georgetown serves as the gateway to Guyana, showcasing pristine beaches in the north, mountain ranges to the west, and vast rainforests and never-ending savannahs in the south.
“We are extremely excited to welcome JetBlue’s new non-stop services from New York-JFK to Georgetown, Guyana,” said Brian T. Mullis, Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, in a statement. “2019 has been quite a year—winning five international awards, increased route options to Europe, new community-led and -owned tourism product development, increased stakeholder collaboration, growing demand in our target markets and now JetBlue improving connectivity with one of our core markets – North America.”
Guyana becomes the fourth country in South America JetBlue serves and grows the airline’s presence in Latin America and Caribbean where it is a leading carrier serving nearly 40 destinations. The new nonstop flight between New York City and Georgetown will be made possible by the A321neo’s extended range and fuel efficiency.
Schedule for the JFK-GEO flight (#1965) departs JFK at 11:55 p.m., arriving in Guayana at 5:58 a.m. The #1966 flight departs GEO at 7:20 a.m. and arrives at JFK at 1:09 p.m.
New Flying Opportunities with Comfort and Connectivity
The A321neo—the newest aircraft type to join JetBlue’s growing fleet of more than 250 aircraft—boasts a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency, opening up a host of new markets that JetBlue’s existing fleet could not serve with nonstop flights, including recently announced service between New York-JFK and Guayaquil, Ecuador, launching this December.
Inside the aircraft, JetBlue’s award-winning comfort and connectivity will be the focus of the onboard customer experience. The A321neo will feature the Collins Meridian seat—the widest seat available for the single aisle Airbus family of aircraft—with enhanced cushion comfort, adjustable headrests, power connections at every seat and the most legroom in coach. Inflight entertainment will be powered by Thales AVANT and ViaSat-2 connectivity. With this system—featuring 10.1 inch, 1080P high-definition screens, more than 100 channels of live television with DVR-like pause and rewind functionality, picture-in-picture function and more—JetBlue will offer customers expanded entertainment choices in nearly every region the airline flies.