At CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2017, the Grenada Tourism Authority announced that JetBlue is launching new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) on June 16.
“We’re seeing a lot of demand from travelers in the Northeast, so we’re thrilled JetBlue will bring much-needed lift to the destination,” said Patricia Maher, CEO of Grenada Tourism Authority, in a written release. “New York is one of our largest markets and we’re confident the island will see a domino effect across our tourism industry.”
JetBlue currently serves Grenada from JFK with five flights offered Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departing at 9:57 a.m., as well as weekly Mint flights that operate Saturdays only on a seasonal basis, which launched this January. In addition to the existing flights, the two new flights will depart at the same time on Wednesdays and Fridays with the returning flight at 3:27 p.m. These times allow for visitors to arrive early and depart late, increasing time spent on the island, the Grenada Tourism Authority said.
The JetBlue Mint service, as well as the 2014 expansion by Sandals Resorts International into the area, are the two reasons why Grenada was recently spotlighted as one of our Trending Destinations of 2017. In addition to numerous attractions for nature lovers, the island is also home to the luxury boutique Spice Island Beach Resort and the upscale, adults-only Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa.