New Quito Route Further Grows South Florida Focus City
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the start of service to its
newest destination Quito, Ecuador. It is the only airline to operate
daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
(FLL) and Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Ecuador
becomes the 22nd country served by JetBlue, which operates
nearly a third of its capacity in the Caribbean and Latin America.
“Quito is one of the fastest growing destinations in Latin America and a
world-class tourism destination. We are thrilled to bring our
award-winning service and low fares to this underserved market,” said
Dave Clark, vice president network planning at JetBlue. "It also
furthers our growth in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood where JetBlue will soon
offer more than 100 daily flights to destinations across our network.
Whether travelers are coming from South Florida, the northeast or the
west coast, it’s never been easier to visit Ecuador’s historic capital
Situated more than 9,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains,
Quito is set against a beautiful and scenic backdrop and features one of
the least-altered, best-preserved historic centers in the world.
Declared one of the first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1978, the
city is home to various museums, picturesque plazas and impressive
Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the busiest in Ecuador
and serves more than five million travelers per year. The
state-of-the-art terminal opened in 2013 and features two levels of
shopping with a variety of food and beverage options as well as duty
free, craft and jewelry retailers.
"The addition of JetBlue to the roster of airlines at the Quito Airport
is a sign of the growing importance of Quito as a premier tourism
destination on a regional scale, said Andrew O'Brian, president and CEO
of Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Quito International
Airport. “It is also testament to the operational advantages that the
Quito Airport offers to airlines including high safety standards, state
of the art technology and excellent customer service. The arrival of
JetBlue will have a positive impact on the development of tourism from
and to the United States and it will offer Ecuadorian passengers greater
connectivity from Fort Lauderdale.”
Flight Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Quito,
|FLL – UIO Flight 2851||
||UIO – FLL Flight #2850|
7:00 p.m. – 10:34 p.m.
11:59 p.m. – 5:17 a.m.
JetBlue will serve the route with its spacious 150-seat Airbus A320
aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service and the most
legroom in coach (a), as well as complimentary and unlimited name-brand
snacks and soft drinks and free first-run Hollywood movies.
Quito Getaways can be booked at http://www.jetblue.com/vacations/quito-ecuador-vacations.
JetBlue Getaways customers enjoy access to an exclusive 24-hour support
desk dedicated to Getaways customers before, during and after their
trip, as well as the JetBlue Getaways Best Price Guarantee (b) and
TrueBlue customer loyalty points on every eligible dollar spent (c).
More information can be found at http://www.jetblue.com/vacations.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier
in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to
96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
900 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide
seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
Book a JetBlue Getaways air+hotel vacation package, and if you
find the same package on another website for a lower price within
48 hours of your Getaways purchase, JetBlue will refund the
difference. Terms apply. Click here
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Source: JetBlue Airways