Airline To Offer Mint Experience to Five Caribbean Destinations From
Grenada Added Following Mint Success On Transcontinental and
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced it will offer its successful Mint
premium service to Grenada starting in January 2017. JetBlue is a top
airline in the Caribbean and Grenada will become the fifth Mint market
in the region. Mint flights are on sale starting today and will operate
seasonally on Saturdays between New York’s John F. Kennedy International
Airport (JFK) and Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)
through April 2017.
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“We are thrilled to introduce Mint to a fifth Caribbean route, where
customers are paying too much for so-called premium service,” said Dave
Clark, vice president network planning at JetBlue. “Our customers are
quickly discovering Grenada and its world class beaches, attractions,
and luxury resorts. Now customers traveling between New York and this
Caribbean gem can enjoy the finest service and comfort during their
Mint launched in 2014 on transcontinental flights between busy east and
west coast cities where it quickly won over travelers, outperformed
financial expectations and stimulated a new market for premium travel.
With the introduction of Mint to the Caribbean last year, JetBlue
quickly realized that leisure customers visiting some of the top
destinations in the region were also craving a higher level of service.
Travelers to Grenada – like those bound for Barbados, Aruba, St. Maarten
and St. Lucia – will enjoy the longest fully-flat bed in the U.S.
domestic premium market (a), including four private suites, and a
15-inch flat screen with complimentary entertainment options. Customers
also enjoy a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu, fresh espresso from
the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity
kits by Birchbox, and dessert from Blue Marble and Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery.
“JetBlue has proven to be a very strategic airline partner for Grenada,
offering a flight service from New York, our largest visitor source
market,” said Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation, Dr. Hon. Clarice
Modeste-Curwen. “The responses from visitors and the Grenadian Diaspora
have been very positive, so much so that the initial twice-weekly
flights increased to four flights per week. We are pleased to welcome
this premium experience that gives travelers more options.”
Mint Winter Seasonal Schedule Between New York and Grenada on
Between January 21, 2017 and April 29, 2017
|JFK – GND Flight #949||GND – JFK Flight #950|
8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
3:05 p.m. – 7:28 p.m.
Restyled JetBlue Experience on Airbus A321 With Mint
All customers will benefit from JetBlue's Airbus A321 with Mint
aircraft, which features the airline's new core experience for customers
seated throughout the entire aircraft.
Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens
offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in
coach (b) and power outlets accessible to all customers. JetBlue's
popular marketplace, a self-serve station full of free snacks, sodas and
water for customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available
throughout the flight. And all A321 aircraft offer JetBlue's free Fly-Fi
high-speed broadband Internet service when flying over the continental
U.S., access to JetBlue's Hub content on personal devices and first-run
In addition to seasonal Saturday Mint flights, JetBlue will continue to
offer roundtrip service on its Airbus A320 aircraft on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays.
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
925 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.
(a) Based on avg. length of lie-flat beds on domestic premium flights
operated by U.S. airlines.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average
fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
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