JetBlue’s Caribbean/Latin American Surge to Continue

PHILLIPSBURG, St. Maarten – As part of our week-long coverage of the ninth annual SMART tradeshow in St. Maarten, Travel Agent sat down with JetBlue Airways’ manager for the Caribbean and Latin America and learned that the airline will continue its heavily aggressive expansion into the Caribbean and Latin America within the next few years.

Chad Meyerson told Travel Agent Wednesday that the carrier is looking into roughly 30 new destinations in both regions combined and should add some new destinations by 2011. From 2009-2010, JetBlue has already added Punta Cana, Kingston, Montego Bay, Barbados, Bogota and San Jose to its Caribbean/Latin America portfolio. In fact, JetBlue recently overtook American Airlines as the largest U.S. carrier in the Dominican Republic.

It has been approached by several other destinations looking to add the popular U.S. carrier. Of those, Meyerson says, are Turks and Caicos, Belize and Martinique.

JetBlue currently serves 18 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.


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