ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada– Soon after the start of the New Year, travellers between New York and Grenada will have a Monday option to fly on JetBlue.
The airline will add Monday flights to its weekly Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday services, starting January 9. It will continue until January 30 and then resume February 13.
Welcoming the news, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen said the flight would boost Grenada’s weekly seat capacity from New York to 750.
“It will therefore allow a greater number of visitors and Grenadians an additional option of travel to Grenada to enjoy the product diversity of our tri-island home, the grandeur of our cuisine and the hospitable attitude of Grenadians,” she said.
Chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Rodney George noted that New York is the US state that contributes the largest amount of visitors to Grenada.
“Last year, 19,000 stay-over arrivals were from New York with the absence of JetBlue for the first five months. Between January and July 2016, we’ve seen a 19 per cent increase in arrivals from New York largely due to the presence of JetBlue’s four-day weekly flights,” he noted, adding that the GTA looks forward to further strengthening the relationship with the carrier.
JetBlue Airways began its flight service to Grenada from JFK airport on June 14, 2015 with two flights per week, and increased to three flights per week on three months later.
The airline previously announced the addition of its premium Mint service to Grenada starting January 21, 2017.