JetBlue Airways will offer daily nonstop service from both New York City and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. From Toussaint Louverture International Airport, JetBlue is offering one daily nonstop flight to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and twice daily flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Port-au-Prince will be JetBlue's 82nd BlueCity with service to begin on Dec. 5, 2013.
In addition, Port-au-Prince customers will be able to connect onwards from Fort Lauderdale to other destinations in the United States including Boston, MA; New York (JFK, LaGuardia and Westchester County); Newark, NJ; and Washington, DC (Reagan National). Customers traveling on JetBlue's new nonstop service from Port-au-Prince to New York will be able to connect to Buffalo, NY, Boston, MA, and Chicago, IL, and other destinations.
"This news is welcomed by the Haitian community which has been waiting for the happy day when we can enjoy JetBlue's award winning service," said the Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in New York, Mr. Charles Antoine Forbin. "Thank you JetBlue for casting your vote towards the development of our country and giving our diaspora the opportunity to visit the Motherland more often. This will no doubt give a boost to our country's economy."
"JetBlue continues to grow in the Caribbean thanks to the great reception our low fares and award-winning service have had in the region," said Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for JetBlue Airways. "With expansion into Port-au-Prince, we plan to meet the demand for quality service to Haiti by offering competitive fares to the large Haitian diaspora in the United States. In turn, we look forward to helping to support the community on the island."