Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) received the wonderful news today that JetBlue Airways will launch a new route out of Newark (EWR), daily, starting November 19, 2020.
JetBlue yesterday announced it will launch 24 new routes later this year aimed at immediately generating cash and capturing traffic on a variety of new, nonstop routes – many never flown before by the airline. Each route plays to JetBlue’s strengths in the airline’s focus cities, in Florida, in Latin American and the Caribbean or on cross-country – or transcontinental – flying. Every market has been uniquely identified as one in which JetBlue anticipates increasing demand for leisure travel. All new flights take off in November and December with seats on sale today. Jetblue’s well known MINT service will also be available on select flights out of Newark.
“This is the latest example of JetBlue’s ability to be nimble and play offense as we quickly adjust to new customer behaviors and booking patterns,” said Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, JetBlue. “This latest series of new routes – even in the current environment – advances our revised network strategy, returns more aircraft to the skies and doubles down on our ability to generate more cash soon.” The announcement is the latest in a series of strategic moves JetBlue has made to accelerate its recovery and generate cash in the current travel environment.
AAA is elated with this announcement and could not have come at a better time. “We are excited to see yet another route added to AUA’s network as airlines and airports face challenges rebuilding routes and their networks,” according to Jo-Anne Meaux-Arends, Air Service Development Manager at Aruba Airport. “It also serves as a confirmation and further testament of an airline’s ability to move capacity around, despite the costly and operational challenges they are currently facing. Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) will be more than ready to welcome this new route to our network.”
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a currently operates year-round service from Aruba to New York and Boston.