JetBlue to open year-round New York-St. Kitts services

A JetBlue A320 at takeoff.
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JetBlue will open up a direct, year-round service from New York (JFK) to St. Kitts. The service will operate three times weekly beginning November 2, 2023. 

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority announced a strategic collaboration with the US carrier JetBlue, to expand international travel opportunities and accessibility to the island.

News of the planned St. Kitts service inauguration follows the airlines similar strategy of cooperation with tourism bodies to support a nonstop Belize service from New York, planned for December 2023.

St. Kitts year-round service

The planned service will operate between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to St. Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB).

The new route is planned as a year-round service with direct flights operating between New York and St. Kitts.  The service will operate weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays providing travellers with greater flexibility.

“The introduction of JetBlue’s service to St. Kitts marks a significant milestone for our tourism-driven economy, as it enhances our accessibility and strengthens our global connectivity monumentally,” said Honourable Marsha T. Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labour


“The additional airlift will undoubtedly stimulate economic growth and pave the way for further destination development, ultimately benefiting the people and businesses of St. Kitts.”

“We look forward to introducing our low fares and great service to St Kitts customers and offering our Northeast customers a unique island getaway where they can find pristine beaches, adventure, world-class gastronomy and warm hospitality,” said David Jehn, vice president, network planning and partnerships, JetBlue.

“This new nonstop route aims to continue to grow our presence in the Caribbean and bring more choices for our customers.”

Airbus A320 operation

JetBlue will operate the New York – St. Kitts route using its Airbus A320 aircraft, offering the airline’s award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach.

In-flight services also include live television and on-demand entertainment on every seatback, free and fast Fly-Fi broadband internet, complimentary snacks and soft drinks and great customer service.

“JetBlue’s service to St. Kitts heralds an exciting future for tourism, opening a world of possibilities for travellers seeking to experience our island’s authenticity and rich culture,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of St. Kitts Tourism Authority.

“As we work to further build brand awareness and generate demand, it is anticipated that this increased accessibility will bolster our tourism industry and enable new opportunities to further develop the tourism product.”

About St. Kitts 

St. Kitts is the larger of two islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.  Eighteen miles of green mountain ranges stretch from Mount Liamuiga in the north to the southern peninsula—each end, an entirely different and equally fulfilling experience. 

The island’s location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea gives its coast distinctively varied hues. Beaches range from golden tones to salt-and-pepper and alluring black volcanic sand. 

St. Kitts is experiencing continuous growth in connectivity internationally. With the introduction of the new JetBlue route, St. Kitts will now have year-round service from New York (JFK), London Gatwick (LGW), and Miami (MIA).

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