The Curacao Tourist Board has announced that JetBlue will be adding a fourth flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Curacao’s Hato International Airport beginning June 19. The new flight will be seasonal.
Currently, the airline flies to the Dutch-Caribbean island every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and the trip takes roughly 4.5 hours. The new route will depart on Tuesdays and will operate through the end of the summer.
The departure times vary depending on the time of year, but in May and June, the flights depart in the morning within an hour of each other. The Monday, Wednesday and Saturday flights depart JFK at 9:32 a.m. and will have travelers in Curacao by the early afternoon with a 2:09 p.m. arrival. From June 16 and on, all flights, including the new Tuesday route, depart at 10:29 a.m. with a 3:08 p.m. arrival time.
Other Flights to Curacao
As for other airlift to the Caribbean island, North American travelers can get to Curacao with the following nonstop flights:
Currently offered twice daily on American Airlines, and it was recently announced that American Airlines will be adding a third flight from Miami every day starting December 19. Flights go on sale May 14.
Flights from Charlotte to Curacao are offered once per week, every Saturday, on American Airlines with a second seasonal flight offered between May 6 and August 26.
Flights from Toronto to Curacao are offered seasonally on WestJet and Sunwing Airlines and year-round on Air Canada. Air Canada flights to Curacao from Montreal are offered seasonally.
Curacao is a popular destination for Millennials and other savvy Caribbean travelers looking for something a bit off-the-beaten path. Also, Curacao is, along with Saba, one of the most LGBT-welcoming islands in the region.