JetBlue has announced plans to add a new flight between Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The new route, which begins February 28, 2019, is now open for bookings and marks JetBlue’s second destination in Ecuador and sixth in South America.
The new daily, nonstop flight will depart Fort Lauderdale at 7:00 p.m., with the return flight departing Ecuador at 12:45 a.m. It will be operated on Airbus A320 aircraft.
JetBlue said that, in recent years, the airline’s network strategy has focused on enhancing international markets which has translated into service in 22 countries. JetBlue’s footprint outside of the U.S. continues to grow as the airline adds and increases routes to more than a dozen unique island destinations in the Caribbean and in various cities in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and Colombia.
The new service also advances JetBlue’s position at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, the airline said, where it plans to operate 140 daily flights in the coming years. Fort Lauderdale is one of JetBlue’s fastest-growing focus cities, serving customers throughout South Florida and offering an alternative for Miami-Dade travelers. The airline also recently expanded its operation to new gates in Terminal 3 and began utilizing Terminal 1 for additional international arrivals to help support future growth.
Introductory fares for the new flight start at $89 one way from Fort Lauderdale.
The new route is subject to government regulatory approvals.