With fall weather slowly coming upon us, you may be looking for another opportunity to jet-set to the Caribbean. Those in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area will have an additional option: JetBlue Airways has announced its new non-stop service from New York to CuraÃ§ao. Beginning December 2, 2014, JetBlue will become the only airline to offer non-stop flights from New York to CuraÃ§ao. If you’re like me, this has been the announcement you’ve been waiting for, for more than a decade!
“We have been working closely with the team at JetBlue to bring this flight to the island and are thrilled it has come to fruition,â€ said CuraÃ§ao’s Minister of Economic Development Stanley Palm. “CuraÃ§ao continues to thrive as one of the Caribbean’s most diverse and culturally rich islands and we look forward to now being able to share it with more visitors. New York is a top market for the island and we are confident that the new non-stop service on JetBlue will meet the demand we’ve seen from the Northeast and international.”
Flights will operate twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, between New York’s JFK International Airport and CuraÃ§ao’s International Airport. Flight service will depart New York at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays and arrive on the island at 2:30 p.m. Return flights will depart CuraÃ§ao at 3:30 p.m. and arrive at 7:14 p.m.
“This beautiful island is one of the nicest Caribbean escapes for discerning travelers thanks to its pristine beaches, and CuraÃ§ao is continuing to gain traction as one of the Caribbean’s premier islands,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s president. “The new route allows even more travelers to seamlessly experience the island’s extraordinary cultural heritage and unrivaled offerings.â€
For more information on the island of CuraÃ§ao or to plan a visit, go toÂ http://www.curacao.com/.