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JetBlue New Fort Lauderdale – Aruba Service to Takeoff on January 4

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JetBlue New Fort Lauderdale – Aruba Service to Takeoff on January 4

JetBlue New Fort Lauderdale – Aruba Service to Takeoff on January 4
August 29
17:12 2016

MIAMI — JetBlue announced today that it will launch daily service from its Fort Lauderdale (FLL) focus city to Aruba. The flights will begin on January 4, 2017 and will be serviced using 150-seat (42 Y+ / 108Y) Airbus A320 aircraft.

Fort Lauderdale will become the third destination served by the airline from Aruba, after New York JFK and Boston.

The new daily flights will leave Fort Lauderdale at 11:22, arriving in Aruba at 15:24. Return flights will be 16:20, landing in Fort Lauderdale at 18:25, all local times, timed well to connect more than 20 evening departures in FLL.

Aruba is a relatively premium destination within JetBlue’s network, as the island sees seasonal Saturday-only service during the fall and winter with Airbus A321s featuring the ultra-premium Mint Product to both New York JFK and Boston. Fort Lauderdale is a flight too short to justify a Mint service.

The new route shines yet another spotlight on JetBlue’s growth at Fort Lauderdale, where it plans to grow its operation to 140 daily flights within the next years. Already this year, JetBlue has launched or announced nonstop service to 10 new destinations from Fort Lauderdale, with likely more to come.

The move also comes as JetBlue has begun to pare back service at its Caribbean focus city at San Juan due to economic uncertainty in Puerto Rico. JetBlue may well be following in the footsteps of rival American Airlines in adopting its main South Florida hub as the primary gateway to the Caribbean.

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Vinay Bhaskara

Vinay Bhaskara

Senior Business Analyst, Big Airline Enthusiast, Avid Airport Connoisseur, Frequent Flyer, Globetrotter. I Miss Northwest Airlines Every Day. vinay@airwaysmag.com @TheABVinay

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