JetBlue Airways today announced it intends to grow its already expansive footprint in the Caribbean with new, nonstop seasonal winter service between New York’s John F. KennedyInternational Airport (JFK) and Guadeloupe’s Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP) (a). Three times weekly service is expected to launch in February 2020 with seats set to go on sale in the coming weeks.
JetBlue will be the only airline to operate flights between the northeastern U.S. and Guadeloupe, one of the French overseas islands, which is often considered one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Situated just four and a half hours from New York by air, Guadeloupe is made up of two major islands – Basse-Terre and Grande Terre separated by the narrow la Rivière Salée – surrounded by a string of smaller inhabited and uninhabited islands.
JetBlue will operate Guadeloupe service using its Airbus A320 aircraft.