Jetblue has launched flights between New York and Guyana, with the first round trip flight arriving back in JFK earlier this week.

The four-times weekly service is currently operated by the carrier’s A321 neo aircraft from its hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport (JFK) to Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International airport (GEO).

With this route, the airline aims to connect the capital city of Georgetown with the United States’ largest Guyanese American community, located in New York. The new route marks the fourth country in the airline’s South America network, and means that Jetblue now serves nearly 40 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin American region.

The A321 neo aircraft will feature the Collins Meridian seat, and 10.1 inch high definition setback screens, with both live television and on-demand entertainment.

Andrea Lusso, Vice President of Network Planning at Jetblue, commented:

“Jetblue’s arrival in Guyana introduces our low fares and award-winning service to another new market in the Caribbean and Latin America where customers have long faced high prices and little competition.

“We remain committed to this important region of our network and continue to connect more travellers with the people and places they want to see.”

Bishop Juan Edghill, Minister of Public Works, added:

“We are pleased to welcome Jetblue to our beautiful country, Guyana. We are confident that their entry into the local market will help to advance the aviation sector, especially at a time when the sector is looking to rebuild, in the midst of this global pandemic. This latest investment by Jetblue – even in the current environment – also speaks to the level of confidence the airlines has placed on our country as a lucrative destination of choice.”