JetBlue Continues Expansion in Latin America with Launch of Flights to Ecuador

Feb 25, 2016
JetBlue Continues Expansion in Latin America with Launch of Flights to Ecuador

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 city.”

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 architecture.

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, Ecuador (UIO)

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.

JetBlue Getaways

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.

(a)   JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
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