NEW YORK- JetBlue (B6) Airways has officially commenced service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City, Belize.
The inaugural flight arrived in Belize this afternoon, marking the beginning of JetBlue’s service to Belize City on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. This new route aims to bring JetBlue’s acclaimed service and affordable fares directly to customers seeking convenient travel options from New York.
JetBlue New York to Belize
David Jehn, Vice President of Network Planning and Airline Partnerships at JetBlue, expressed excitement about the expansion, stating,
“We’re thrilled to add Belize to our growing network and offer our customers more choices to experience unique and popular destinations. Adding nonstop service to Belize enhances our presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. It demonstrates our commitment to introducing our low fares and great service to more destinations and customers.”
Michelle Kwan, the Ambassador of the United States to Belize, highlighted the significance of this new route, noting that Americans constitute a significant portion of international arrivals in Belize.
With over 250,000 Americans having passed through the airport this year alone, JetBlue’s new flight provides travelers with the opportunity to explore new cultures, reconnect with family and heritage, conduct business, and foster commonalities between nations.
“After eagerly awaiting this moment, we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to JetBlue’s inaugural nonstop flight to Belize, a milestone we have been anticipating for months. We eagerly anticipate greeting the passengers of this inaugural flight with open arms,” expressed Hon. Anthony Mahler, Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations.
He added, “With the myriad of experiences that Belize has to offer, our guests arriving from JFK are sure to uncover something new about our country at every turn. We are confident that the beauty of our environment, the richness of our diverse culture, and the warmth of our people will leave a lasting impression on New Yorkers, inspiring them to return soon.”
Renowned for its biodiversity, Belize stands as one of Central America’s most ecologically diverse nations. From mystical Mayan caves to enchanting aquatic habitats and verdant national parks, the country boasts tropical jungles, wildlife reserves, and flourishing flora and fauna.
Nestled along the Caribbean Sea, Belize features an expansive 185-mile barrier reef, the largest in the northern hemisphere, along with family-friendly attractions, romantic getaways, and an array of adventures.
JetBlue’s entry into Belize City marks a significant milestone, making it the sole airline offering nonstop service from New York’s JFK to Belize.
Building upon its success in the broader region, where it serves 26 countries within Latin America and the Caribbean, JetBlue has strategically expanded its international markets, currently providing service to 40 international destinations.
As a key player at New York’s JFK, JetBlue’s new route to Belize positions the airline to further thrive in underserved regions, offering customers more choices and options.
Airbus A320 to Serve this Route
JetBlue will operate its Belize City route utilizing the Airbus A320 aircraft, delivering the airline’s renowned service known for the most legroom in coach(a), fast, free, and unlimited broadband Fly-Fi(b), complimentary name-brand snacks and drinks, and seatback entertainment at every seat.
To commemorate the launch today, and for a limited period, travelers have the opportunity to seize special $119 one-way fares(c) for flights between New York-JFK and Belize, exclusively available online at jetblue.com.
Booking directly through jetblue.com not only ensures access to the best and lowest fares but also provides additional advantages, including access to all of JetBlue’s fare options, exclusive fare sales, and promotions, some of which may not be available through other third parties.
Additionally, customers can earn 2x TrueBlue points and participate in Points Pooling, benefit from seamless seat selections, and upgrades to Even More® Space, along with 24/7 direct access to JetBlue’s customer service channels, among other perks.
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